Description49th Pennsylvania Infantry Photograph Album, containing 20 portraits, evenly divided between Carte de Visite and tintypes. Of these, 14 images show Union soldiers, with the remaining six being of male and female civilians. 20th century pencil inscriptions identify five of the soldiers, four of whom were in the 49th Pennsylvania. These men include Privates George Benfer, William Clark, William Fultz and Abraham Milikin. An uninscribed CDV of their 1861 colonel, Thomas M. Hulings, is also present. An anomaly here is the inclusion of two CDVs showing Private William J. Mullen of the 71st Pennsylvania. No doubt he was a friend or relation of this album's original owner. One of the unidentified military tintypes in the album shows a soldier wearing a 6th Corps badge, which would be appropriate for a member of the 49th after May, 1862. The album, 5.25" x 4", is typical of the period, having embossed covers, a brass hasp and gilt edges on the leaves. It's spine has suffered considerable loss, however the binding remains tight and wear is as expected from normal use. The photographs within are clean and in generally fine condition. The 49th Pennsylvania was active in the Eastern Theater from September, 1861 through July, 1865. This was truly a combat regiment, seeing service in all of the major campaigns from the Peninsula during the spring of '62 through the fall of Petersburg at war's end.
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000.
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