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    Great Early War 9" x 7" Albumen View of a Group of Soldiers from Company A, 6th Maine Volunteer Militia. The unit is prominently displayed on a sign on the front of the tent. The 6th Maine mustered in July 15, 1861 and mustered out on August 15, 1864. The regiment suffered the loss of 153 men killed and mortally wounded, and was heavily engaged from the Peninsular Campaign in the spring of 1862 to Cold Harbor, including Antietam, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. Wide array of uniforms, typical of these early war Maine units, including battle shirts, fatigue jackets and frock coats. Also a wide array of headgear including tasseled fezes. Four soldiers seated in front in the process of loading their percussion revolvers, two navies and two pocket models. Other soldiers armed with M1855 rifled muskets with soldier at left in the process of loading. Sergeant in the center holds M1840 non-com sword over his shoulder with a fife in the other hand. Stacked M1855 rifled muskets visible in the tent in the background. Probably the "busiest" Civil War photograph we've ever seen. Very fine quality and condition. Archivally mounted in a decorative period walnut frame.

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    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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