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    Rare Outdoor U. S. Cavalry Carte de Visite. Imprinted by S. P. Townsend on left edge of mount, ca. early 1860s. A Civil War-era trooper in a shell jacket wears kepi with crossed saber insignia while holding the reins for two fine mounts. A verso inscription reads, "Liriline, Mrs. McG's riding mare and William Shakespeare". Very fine condition. These horses would have belonged to Captain Thomas McGregor (1837 - 1921) of the 1st U. S. Cavalry. The Scottish-born captain enlisted as a corporal in 1858, became an officer during the Civil War and retired a brigadier general in 1901.

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    June, 2008
    13th Friday
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