Ninth Plate Ambrotype of Private Conrad Miller, 5th West Virginia Cavalry, Imprisoned at Andersonville

Ninth plate ambrotype bust portrait of a uniformed Private Conrad Miller, 5th West Virginia Cavalry. Period note included behind image reading, "C.W. Miller / 2 Regiment Via co c / Died August 27th 1864 / Died with diaerhere [sic] / Buried at Andersonville / Georgia." Housed under "The Union Now and Forever" mat and in patriotic union case, Shield, Flags and Cap [Berg 1-127]. 

Conrad Miller mustered into Company C of the 5th West Virginia Cavalry Regiment (originally organized as the 2nd Infantry Regiment) in January of 1864. He was imprisoned at Andersonville Prison Camp (date unknown) and died there in August of 1864. Disease was a leading cause of death of the nearly 13,000 men who perished at Andersonville, and diarrhea was a commonly experienced symptom among the sick. Miller is buried at Andersonville National Cemetery, Gravesite #6960.


Ambrotype with some spots of discoloration around the private. Case with light wear and discoloration. 

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