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    Civil War Carte de Visite of Nick Biddle First Man Wounded, including a real photo post card. The CDV is 2.5" x 4", on a mount with back stamp, Photographed by W. R. Mortimer, Pottsville, PA. Imaged here in the uniform of the Washington Artillerists, Biddle is noted as being the first man wounded in the Civil War. As a runaway slave and man of color, Biddle was not allowed to join the Union Army, so he became the orderly of Captain James Wren, wore a uniform that enraged many and caused an altercation that resulted in a head wound, thereby becoming known as the Union's first casualty

    Condition: Surface dirt and staining throughout the CDV, with a tear at the top. The post card is in good condition with a crease in the bottom corner.


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    June, 2016
    12th Sunday
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