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    Identified Invalid Union Officer Carte de Visite, M. H. Kimball, New York backmark. A Union officer and his lady would make for an unremarkable image except that he is wearing a patch over his left eye. A pencil inscription on the verso reads, "Lt. Jacob C. Brubaker / 122nd Penn. Vol. / Possibly lost eye at / Chancellorsville / 10th URC". Clipped upper corners as made, stains. Good condition. Such speculation about losing an eye in the Virginia battle rings true since 2nd Lieutenant Brubaker was mustered out of his regiment a week later on May 11, 1863.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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