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    Absolutely One Of The Most Moving Civil War Images We've Ever Cataloged - Carte-De-Visite Of A Federal Soldier With His Young Black Servant. Actually a Federal enlisted man, likely Western theater with knee high boots, black slouch hat on his lap and smoking a clap pipe. Wears enlisted nine button frock coat. Seated on the floor at his side , with his head leaning against the soldier's shoulder is a black youth who can really be little more than a child, certainly no more than 8-10 years old. Wears forage cap with rain cover and the visor turned up, four button blouse with sleeves rolled up. Light colored trousers and one foot visible wearing what appears to be a standard Jefferson bootee. Apparently the soldier's servant, the look of despair and sadness on the child's face is impossible to describe or express. No backmark. An absolutely incredible Civil War image in pristine condition.

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    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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