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    Civil War "Remember Fort Fisher" Carte-de-Visite. Certainly one of the more unusual images to emerge from the war, this carte-de-visite depicts a boy and a double amputee, both in naval uniforms, on either side of a wagon, decorated with flags, with a sign on the top showing Secretary of War Stanton's dispatch on the fall of Ft. Fisher. The bemedaled sailor at the right carries a wooden box, possibly a shoe shine kit. Apparently taken at one of the Sanitary Fairs by Fetter of Logansport, Indiana, documenting the plight of soldier's and sailor's for whom pity would henceforth be their only livelihood. Stanton's dispatch is printed on the back of the mount along with Fetter's logo. This image is shown in "The Image of War" Vol. 1 P. 405. Pristine quality and condition and quite rare.

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    June, 2012
    9th Saturday
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