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    Confederate Colonel Lucius Q. C. Lamar Carte de Visite, blank back, Confederate manufacture. The subject of this studio portrait is shown standing in a double-breasted frock coat having colonel's insignia. Stains along lower margin, penciled identification on verso, else very good condition. Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar (1825 - 1893) personally raised the 19th Mississippi infantry, however ill health forced his resignation in the spring of 1862. Lamar, an educated man with some experience at law, did not retire, however, and participated in Confederate diplomatic missions to Europe. After the war he engaged in national politics, serving in the U.S. Senate, as Secretary of the Interior and, finally, sitting on the Supreme Court.

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