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    Civil War: Signed Carte-de-visite [CDV] of United States Marine Corps [USMC] Captain. Studio portrait of Union soldier in dress uniform, signed on the lower border "Alan Ramsey/ Capt. Marines". Blue rule border, no photographer's credit. Pencil identification on verso. Ramsey (1835-1864) played a conspicuous part in the capture of New Orleans by Union troops on April 29, 1862, under the command of Captain John L. Broome. Ramsey was detailed to occupy the Custom House. While there, he personally hoisted the American flag. He was later joined by seamen from the USS Hartford who supplied two howitzers before marching to City Hall in the center of the city. The following year, Ramsey accompanied President Lincoln on the train that took him to the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He rode on horseback as part of a military escort that accompanied the President to the cemetery where he delivered his famous address. Ramsey was assigned to blockade duty in 1864, but died of disease on February 15th. A rare example of a carte showing a "leatherneck" who was involved in two significant episodes of the Civil War.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2021
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
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