Albumen photograph, 6.5 x 7.75 in., on trimmed mount, 8 x 10 in., housed in wood folk art frame, 12.25 x 14.5 in. Mount with oval handstamp in lower margin, which appears to read "MAINE," although the "AI" did not transfer, and verso inscription, "Officers of the 2nd Maine Cavalry / Augusta, Maine." Uncredited: Augusta, ME, n.d., ca November 1863 - January 1864, likely when the regiment was organized and mustered in for 3-years' service. Under the command of Colonel Ephraim W. Woodman, the 2nd Maine Cavalry spent most of its service in Louisiana, attached to the Department of the Gulf, participating in the Red River Campaign. In June 1864, the regiment was sent to Florida where it remained, becoming peacekeepers after Appomattox, until being mustered out in December 1865.
Photograph and mount trimmed significantly at each corner, and along top and bottom margins. Print retains rich tonality. Some scattered surface stains/spots including stain in lower right corner. Mount with some scattered spotting and toning on verso.
Some surface nicks in frame.
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