On or about June 7, 1864, he wrote from camp to his family, “Tell all the boys here is the place for them.”
Five months later he was dead, a victim of disease.
A boy soldier shows off a Colt Third Model Dragoon revolver with an 8-inch barrel. He wears a waterproof cap and stripes on his uniform coat cuff. The provenance of the image suggests a possible Virginia connection.
A dashing soldier with perfectly coiffed hair and mustache appears cool and confident. His collar with dark trim is common to many Southern states, including Georgia, where this image was found in Marietta about two decades ago.
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