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    Christopher "Kit" Carson and Edwin Perrin Carte de Visite.
    2.5" x 4", with an E. Anthony imprint on verso. Depicts a standing Carson, dressed in a military frock coat, with a seated Perrin holding a cane. Carson photographic images of any type are uncommon, and this one is particularly so.

    Although most famous as a scout and explorer, Carson also had a distinguished military career. In 1862, he took command of a volunteer New Mexico regiment, which defended the territory against Confederates, and then turned its attention to the Navajo, Mescalero Apache, Kiowa, and Comanche people by destroying their food sources. Breveted a brigadier general, he ended his career as commander of Fort Garland in Oklahoma. After poor health compelled him to retire from the Army, he returned to New Mexico where he died in 1868. Edwin O. Perrin was appointed U.S. expediter and sent to New Mexico in 1861, on a mission for Secretary of War Simon Cameron. He remained there, working closely with Carson's command, through 1862. From the Bret J. Formichi American Civil War Rarities Collection.

    Condition: Gently toned, else very good. Pencil notations on verso.

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    October, 2019
    26th Saturday
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