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    Louisville Confederate J. V. Cowling Carte de Visite. Affixed to a Webster & Bro. mount measuring 2.5" x 3.75". The soldier in this photograph is seen in a full length studio portrait, wearing a Zouave or "chasseur" style uniform and havelock. His stripes can be clearly seen on his right forearm and he holds a rifle in his hands. He is identified as Valentine Cowling and "Valadon" Cowling on the mount. John Pierre Valadon Cowling, Jr. was a first lieutenant in the Kentucky State Guard in Louisville. He was one of five signatories to a recruiting document dated April 16, 1861, found on the person of accused spy John C. Brain, captured in Michigan City, Indiana in September 1861. Brain was accused of being a member of the Knights of the Golden Circle, but was released the next year after signing a loyalty oath. Cowling's brother, Dr. Richard Oswald Cowling, was a prominent Louisville surgeon. Lower corners are clipped. Slight damage to upper right corner. This came out of an album belonging to the Shotwell family of Peewee Valley, Kentucky, site of a Confederate cemetery.

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    June, 2015
    12th-13th Friday-Saturday
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