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    Very Rare Carte de Visite Portrait of a "A Richmond Prisoner," Jackson O. Broshears, Co. D, 65th Indiana Mounted Inf. Printed label on the verso from U.S. General Hospital Div. No. 1 Annapolis, Md., describing Broshears internment for three months in "rebel hands" including two months at Belle Isle. 6' 1" in height, weighing 185 lbs when captured, states he is "Under treatment in U. S. Hospital 8 weeks - constantly improving, now May 19th 1864, weighs 108 1/2 lbs." Sadly, Broshears (listed in records as Brashears) died at home in Indiana on October 15, 1864. Copyright 1864 by E. Wallace. Some even fading, but a very rare graphic representation of the incredible deprivations visited on Union prisoners in Confederate hands.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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