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    Photographic Grouping Pertaining to Illinois Union Drummer. A leaf from a photograph album contains five cartes de visite identified to various members of Chicago's Wardrum family. Included is a CDV of 16 year-old drummer Kjel (anglicized later to "Kale") Wardrum with a H. Rocher of Chicago backmark. The lad served with Company "H", 39th Illinois Infantry, surviving campaigns in South Carolina and Virginia. Accompanying this wartime image is a much later cabinet card portrait of Kale Wardrum taken shortly before his 1893 death. Proud of his youthful service to the Union, the aging drummer wears a GAR lapel pin and medal. Both images are in fine condition. The lot includes facsimiles of Wardrum's service and pension records.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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