June 22, 2018 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


Half Plate Ambrotype of Private Adumea Russell, 6th Michigan Cavalry, Captured at Hanover, PA

Half plate ambrotype of a mustached soldier in uniform, wearing a forage cap and nine-button coat, housed in half case. Accompanied by 20th century photographic sleeve identifying the subject as "Adumea Russell, Company L, 6th Michigan Cavalry / Was in Battle at Hanover, Penn. and Captured. Shot in Virginia." HDS lists Russell as a Richland, MI resident who enlisted as a private at the age of 27 and mustered into Co. L, 6th MI Cavalry on 10/62, and notes that he was missing on 6/30/65 at Hanover, PA, but no additional details relative to his capture or possible wounds suffered at Virginia are included. Russell was transferred on 1/65 to Co. I, Veteran Reserve Corps, and discharged 6/29/65 at Washington, DC. 

Despite condition, a fine portrait of a Michigan trooper that served with General George A. Custer's celebrated Michigan Cavalry Brigade, which participated in a number of significant battles and skirmishes throughout the war, including Hanover, Hunterstown, and Gettysburg.


Scattered surface wear, some scratches in plate. Image has been resealed under glass, but mat was not included when resealed. Some scattered spotting on mat. Half case with some condition issues. 

Estimate: $600 - $800
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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