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    Five Uniformed Cartes de Visite of Benjamin Butler. Butler's military career began long before the Civil War; he served in the Massachusetts Militia as a third lieutenant beginning in 1839. Most of his promotions and service, however, were based on his political position and gave him little experience and training for his upcoming struggle in the Union Army. Of the five CDVs offered here, four are of Butler in his Union "blues" and the other is of a slim and trim Butler in his militia gear. The four Union uniform shots show Butler wearing the trappings of a Major General; two stars on his shoulders, the staff officer double breasted coat with nine buttons, however, the ornate decoration on his cuffs and collars are not regulation, and no doubt a personal flair from Butler himself! These four also all bear the Anthony/Brady imprint on the verso. The earlier, skinnier photograph bears no imprint. All in fine or better condition; most suffer from light toning and discoloration on the emulsion.

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