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    Classic Portrait of a Kentucky Officer Standing proudly for the camera is Captain Benjamin L. Hester, an officer on the staff of the 9th Kentucky Vol. Inf. A dignified Hester holds his M. 1850 Foot Officers Sword in front of him, with his McDowell pattern forage cap resting on the column at the side. Clearly visible is the cap's embroidered infantry insignia, with the numeral "9" in the bend of the bugle. On the reverse of the portrait is the Hester family name. The actual image measures 6" by 8" with the larger mount bearing the embossed name of a St. Louis photographer and resides in its original, striking gilt Victorian frame. The image is crisp with great contrast and the frame itself is in fine condition. The unit was heavily engaged in the Battles of Stones River and Chickamauga. Eye-catching and historic.


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    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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