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    Carte de Visite of Two 3rd U.S. Infantry Band Members. Slightly trimmed CDV depicts "G.H. Hanford and W.H. Pierce", photographed together in a studio setting. Image measures 2.5" x 3.25". In their capacity as musicians, Hanford and Pierce accompanied the 3rd Infantry as it fought many important Civil War battles, including First Bull Run, the Battle of Yorktown, the Battle of Gaines Mill, the Battle of Malvern Hill, the Seven Days Battles, and Second Bull Run. Hanford would receive a medical discharge, having contracted a deep cold/consumption during the infantry's rest at Harrison's Landing during the Peninsula campaign.

    Condition:
    Light crease at lower right, else fine.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 5
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