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    Carte de Visite of Confederate Guerrilla John Yates Beall, circa 1864. After being badly wounded during the Battle of the First Manassas, Beall moved to Canada where he devised and carried out guerrilla raids to liberate captured Confederate soldiers and privateering enterprises along the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay. Beall was finally captured, tried, and hung in New York on December 24, 1864. Bust image of Beall measures approximately 2.25" x 3.5" and is affixed to a slightly larger backing mount. Penned on verso in dark ink in an unknown hand: "I die in the hope of a resurrection, and in the service and defence of my country."

    Backing mount shows minor wear at upper edges/corners, else fine.

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