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[CIVIL WAR - US COLORED TROOPS]. Signed CDV portrait of Capt. Aaron C. McDonald, 26th USCT. COOLEY, Samuel A., photographer, Savannah, GA, n.d.

CDV vignetted bust portrait of Captain Aaron C. McDonald, Co. E, 26th US Colored Infantry. 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. albumen photograph on cardstock mount. (Clipped, with soiling and spotting to image and ink smear to inscription.) Signed on recto: "Yours Truly / A.C. McDonald/ Capt 2[6?] USCT." Photographer's imprint on verso. Housed under mat, glass, and preserver in a geometric union case (heavy soiling and loss to front cover, with general wear to surface throughout). 

Captain McDonald enlisted as a first lieutenant on 1 March 1864, mustering into Co. E of the 26th USCT that same day. He was promoted to captain in November, and mustered out at the end of August the following year.

Provenance:The Civil War Collection of Dennis C. Schurr

Estimate: $100 - $300
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$281
04/09/2021

 

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