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    Carte de Visite Portrait of George Emerson Albee, Co. G, Berdan's United States Sharpshooters, June 1862. Period ink notation ID on verso. The period notation also includes "Blood thirsty/ Wounded 2nd Bull Run Aug 30, 62". Albee wears four button blouse and bummer's cap, holding percussion revolver in front of him and half stock, heavy barrel, percussion target rifle at his side. Albee had a remarkable history, enlisting in Berdan's on June 25, 1862, doubtless when this image was taken, and was discharged for wounds (2d Bull Run) October 10, 1862. He subsequently enlisted in the 3rd Wisconsin Light Arty on December 23, 1863, mustering out February 11, 1864, when he was commissioned 2d Lt. in the 36th Wisconsin Inf., serving with that regiment until July 12, 1865, having been captured August 25, 1864 at Ream's Station. Included is a carte de visite of Libby Prison, Richmond, Va. with a Joseph Ward/ Boston backmark, and a period ink notation by Albee on the verso "Temporary Residence of G. E. A. 1864". Both images of fine quality, portrait with even fading, Libby prison image fine. A remarkable pair of CDVs.

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