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    Three Cartes de Visite Possibly Associated With Confederate Major General Bryan Grimes, variously inscribed in a 20th century hand as "General Grimes CSA", "KLR CSA Wife" and "Cpt JPR CSA". The first image has no backmark and shows a seated officer who bears a passing resemblance to Grimes. This CDV, likely of Confederate manufacture, is quite faded and the uniform's insignia is not visible. Rounded corners as made, overall toning, Good condition. The second portrait is of an 1870s lady and carries a W. A. Croley, Lynchburg, Tennessee backmark. Scuffs and a few stains. Good condition. The third CDV has no backmark and shows a young man, possibly in Confederate uniform, but more likely outfitted as a postwar cadet. Foxing and imperfections to the print. Good condition.

    Bryan Grimes (1828 - 1880) is best known for leading the last Confederate charge at Appomattox and was highly respected in North Carolina after the war. The primary image here could be an unpublished portrait of Grimes, however the other two are probably unrelated to the general - especially given the lady's Tennessee backmark. An enigmatic trio worthy of further research.


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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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