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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.

Photograph shows portrait of George Armstrong Custer in uniform.

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.

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.

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

[Unidentified soldier in Union artillery uniform with sword]

Photograph shows red hand-colored piping on the uniform.

[Unidentified soldier in Union uniform]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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