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    Identified and Anonymous Confederate Officer CDVs. Carte de visite of Captain William A. Pegram, Company "F", 21st Virginia Infantry, P.E. Gibbs, Richmond, Virginia backmark. Pegram, who enlisted as a private in 1861, became a company commander on May 20, 1863. He came up from Virginia to re-join Lee's Gettysburg as it retreated from Gettysburg and was killed leading a charge in Williamsport, Maryland on July 7, 1863. The youthful Pegram is shown in the full regulation uniform of a Confederate captain in this image taken shortly before his death. Of special interest is the two-piece "CS" plate on his belt rig. Some crazing to the emulsion, minor wear and a pencil ID on the verso. Very good condition. This excellent CDV was published in Bill Turner's "Confederate Faces", page 81, Vol. II; The second CDV is a studio portrait of a Confederate major wearing a double-breasted frock coat having 14 staff buttons and regulation insignia. He holds a kepi having a very dark band, suggesting that he might be a surgeon. No backmark, light aging as expected, fine condition.

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