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    Group of Four Scarce Cartes de Visite Views of Civil War Amputees, including the following: view of Civil War Federal sailor with both arms amputated. Holds large wooden box on sling with info painted on front including "Fort Fisher". What appears to be a wheeled music machine, child in sailor's uniform with American flags, etc. No backmark; portrait of a Federal soldier wearing shell jacket, 'pork pie' hat and missing both arms. Printed paper label on verso identifying him as "Alfred A. Stratton...147th N. Y. Vol. Infantry...wounded before Petersburg, Va., by a solid shot from a rebel battery, June 18th, 1864...". Backmark of W. S. Pendleton, New York.; view of man in civilian clothes on crutches missing both legs below the knees and both arms below the elbows. Printed description on verso, "Benjamin Franklin, The Unfortunate Soldier, who lost all his limbs by freezing, while crossing the plains from Fort Wadsworth, Dakota Territory to Fort Ridgley, Minn...". Backmark of J. R. Hall, Monroe, Iowa; view of seated young man in civilian clothes missing both arms. Although no ID, doubtless a Civil War veteran. Backmark of "Frank Russell (Formerly Yeaw & Co.) 166 Essex St., Lawrence" (Mass.). All very scarce images and all very fine or better.


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