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    RARE CARTE DE VISITE OF JOHN S. MOSBY AND LT. RICHARD NEWLAND McVEIGH, MARYLAND LINE. Israel & Co., Baltimore, Maryland backmark. Virginia's diminutive partisan chieftain looks especially small posing here with the robust McVeigh. Mosby wears a double-breasted jacket with three colonel's stars on his collar while McVeigh wears a frock coat more befitting a Confederate officer. Both men hold the plumed hats of a Virginia cavalier. An excellent and crisp photograph. Richard N. McVeigh, a veteran of Virginia's Black Horse Troop, served in Company "B" of Mosby's 43rd Virginia Cavalry Battalion. He was captured and wounded during an Appomattox skirmish while operating behind the lines at Fairfax Station on April 10, 1865, and finished his war in Washington's Old Capitol Prison. McVeigh is buried among members of the Maryland Line in Baltimore.

    Provenance: The Tharpe Collection of American Military History

    Exhibited: The Liberty Heritage Society Museum


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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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