[LATE INDIAN WARS]. US Colored Troops tintype with pension request letter.

2 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. tintype of a uniformed private standing in front of a painted studio backdrop (upper and lower left corners clipped, scratches to surface). N.p., [ca 1864-65]. Though unidentified, tintype acquired with accompanying letter on behalf of Jeremiah Austin, Co. C, 5th Regiment United State Colored Troops.

[With:] LYTLE, James R. Autograph letter signed ("James R. Lytle"), to William C. Cooper, Delaware, OH, 12 April 1886. 1 page, docketed verso, creased at folds, with ink smudge to upper left within text. Lytle writes on behalf of Austin, seeking an increase in his pension rate.

"Dear Sir, will you please have called up pension claim of Jeremiah Austin as late private of Co. 'C' 5th Regt U.S.C.T. pension certificate No 213,415. This man is a pensioner at the rate of $4.00 per month, for [indecipherable]. I made an application for Increase for him more than a year ago, he has been examined and we can get no word from it. I am satisfied that under the law he is entitled to $8.00 per month. If you will call up his case you will confer a great favor on a worthy soldier."

Estimate: $700 - $1,000
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