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    Striking 10 1/8" X 8 1/8" Civil War Albumen Portrait of Five Soldiers including Sgt. William Marland. Marland was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor as a Lt. in the 2d Mass. Light Arty. for actions at Grand Coteau, La. When "having been surrounded by the enemy's cavalry, he ordered a charge and saved his section of the battery". Marland originally enlisted in the 6th Mass. April 22, 1861 and mustered out August 2. He then enlisted in the 2d Mass. Arty on Jan. 24, 1862 and rose to the rank of major, serving with the unit until August 11, 1865. The other soldiers in the image are also all identified and are all members of the 44th Mass. Inf. As is evidenced by their British snake belts. All wearing regulation frock coats and holding bummers'caps with insignia on the tops. Choice quality, really one of the finest albumens we've seen, and perfect condition. A gorgeous image with great history.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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