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Union Army Portraits

The single best source for Civil War photographs is the U.S. Library of Congress, which holds the core collections of original Civil War documentary ... The majority of the ambrotypes and tintypes are portraits by unidentified photographers of Civil War soldiers, primarily Union soldiers.
[Unidentified soldier in Union uniform and unidentified man with full beard in fur hat]
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Maj. Gen. G.A. Custer / From photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery.

Maj. Gen. G.A. Custer / From photographic negative in Brady's National...

Photograph shows portrait of George Armstrong Custer in uniform.

Fitz John Porter / Brady, New York.

Fitz John Porter / Brady, New York.

Photograph shows Gen. Fitz-John Porter of 15th Regular Army Infantry Regiment and General Staff U.S. Volunteers Infantry Regiment in uniform.

Maj. Gen. Hunter / Brady's National Portrait Galleries, New York & Washington.

Maj. Gen. Hunter / Brady's National Portrait Galleries, New York & Was...

Photograph shows Major General David Hunter of 3rd Regular Army Cavalry Regiment and 6th Regular Army Cavalry Regiment in uniform with sword.

Father Boyle / Brady's National Photographic Galleries, No. 352 Pennsylvania Av., Washington, D.C. & Broadway & Tenth Street, New York.

Father Boyle / Brady's National Photographic Galleries, No. 352 Pennsy...

Photograph shows Chaplain Francis E. Boyle of Hospital Chaplains U.S. Volunteers Infantry Regiment.

[David Potts in Union cavalry uniform, with revolver, in front of painted background]

[David Potts in Union cavalry uniform, with revolver, in front of pain...

Photograph shows young partially-identified soldier.

[Private George H. Bannister of Company H, 13th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment in sack coat and forage cap with holstered bayonet, cartridge pouch, and bayoneted musket]

[Private George H. Bannister of Company H, 13th New Hampshire Infantry...

Photograph shows identified soldier in Union uniform.

7th New York Cavalry-- Gen. I. N. Palmer & staff in foreground-- camp near Washington, D. C.

7th New York Cavalry-- Gen. I. N. Palmer & staff in foreground-- camp ...

Photograph shows General Palmer and staff in the foreground, and military band, soldiers, and cavalry in the background.

Roswell K. Bishop, Co. I, 123 Reg. N.Y.S.V. Killed at the Battle of Chancellorsville, May 3d 1863.

Roswell K. Bishop, Co. I, 123 Reg. N.Y.S.V. Killed at the Battle of Ch...

Photograph shows portrait of identified soldier, Roswell K. Bishop of Company I, 123rd New York Infantry Regiment, in uniform with holstered revolver.

[Sergeant Cornelius V. Moore of Company B, 100th New York Volunteers, a sergeant of 39th Illinois Regiment, a corporal of 106th New York Volunteers, and a private of the 11th Vermont Regiment in camp scene poses in front of painted backdrop showing military camp]

[Sergeant Cornelius V. Moore of Company B, 100th New York Volunteers, ...

Photo shows identified soldier in Union uniform. More information is in "Glimpses of Soldiers' Lives," http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/SoldierbiosMooreC.html

[Unidentified soldier in Union artillery uniform with sword]

[Unidentified soldier in Union artillery uniform with sword]

Photograph shows red hand-colored piping on the uniform.

[Unidentified soldier in Union uniform]

[Unidentified soldier in Union uniform]

Photograph case has Spanish peseta coin inside, visible through cracked section.

L. R. Fenton, 2nd Michigan Cavalry / From Geer's Art Gallery, Jackson, Mich.

L. R. Fenton, 2nd Michigan Cavalry / From Geer's Art Gallery, Jackson,...

Photograph shows portrait of Lieutenant Lewis R. Fenton of Co. E, 2nd Michigan Cavalry Regiment, in uniform.

[Unidentified soldier in Union frock coat with bayoneted musket next to infantry Hardee hat with plume on table]

[Unidentified soldier in Union frock coat with bayoneted musket next t...

Photograph shows headstand behind soldier's feet.

Fouth [i.e. Fourth] Regiment band

Fouth [i.e. Fourth] Regiment band

Photograph shows Union saxhorn and drum musicians from the 4th Vermont Infantry Regiment probably at Camp Griffin, Langley, Virginia.

Camp Brightwood, D.C.--Contrabands in 2nd R.I. Camp

Camp Brightwood, D.C.--Contrabands in 2nd R.I. Camp

Capt. B.S. Brown (left); Lt. John P. Shaw, Co. F 2nd Regt. Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry (center); and Lt. Fry (right) with African American men and boy.

[A. J. Blue, cavalry soldier in Union shell jacket and bummer cap with three Remington revolvers in his belt, holding a sword]

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