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    Brady 23rd New York Carte de Visite imprinted "Brady...Washington" on lower front margin. The verso is inscribed, "Presented to / Miss Mary Pangburn / By / William Caslin / August the 23, 1861 / Washington DC / My love goes with / this it is truly / thine forever thine / Fair well until my return / that will be but short my love." Hmm... this image depicts nine soldiers. Which one is the love-struck Caslin? Probably the shifty-eyed little runt on the far right of the second row. In any case, Caslin served with the 23rd New York for two years. Here members of his company pose in camp while they were manning the defenses of Washington. The photograph is sharp enough to make out an oval SNY belt plate on one of the men.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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