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    Confederate Colonel Henry Rutledge Carte de Visite, no backmark, Confederate manufacture. An excellent studio portrait with the young colonel holding a regulation kepi and wearing a Model 1851 sword belt plate. A penciled inscription on the verso erroneously identifies Rutledge as being colonel of the 26th North Carolina. Clipped corners as made, period tinting to lower left and right portions of image. Fine condition. Henry Middleton Rutledge (1839 - 1921) enlisted as a major in the 25th North Carolina, on August 15, 1861. He was elected colonel of the regiment in April, 1862 and served in that capacity until the surrender at Appomattox. A fighting regiment, the 25th was active in the Carolinas and Virginia. Rutledge was, in fact, twice wounded.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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