DescriptionExtremely Rare Civil War CDV Titled "Nick Biddle of Pottsville, Pa. the first man wounded in the great American Rebellion Baltimore April 18, 1861. Published by W. R. Mortimer Pottsville, Schuylkill Co. Pa." The verso of the image is covered with a period pencil script account of Biddle's "wounding." "He was cook for Capt. Potts Co. from Pottsville, Pa. It was the first co. to reach Washington....In passing thro Baltimore they were attacked by a mob and Nick, standing on the rear platform of the car, was struck by a brick, which cut his head and was the first blood drawn in the war." Biddle wears an early war Penna. shell jacket with, apparently a cap tucked under his arm. Chip on the lower right corner of the mount otherwise fine condition. Very fine quality. The first example we've seen available.
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