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    Two Quarter Plate Tintypes of Identified 5th Michigan Cavalry Trooper. Bearded and burley, Isaac Crawford looks every inch the blacksmith he was upon joining Company "A" of George A. Custer's hard-riding 5th Michigan Cavalry. Both of the images - one I.D.'d on the back - show Crawford in uniform. One photograph has him standing in a slouch hat, while the second image depicts him seated in a kepi. The latter portrait also includes his saber, Model 1851 sword belt plate, and holstered revolver. However posed, the formidable Private Crawford would have been the stuff of Confederate nightmares! Crawford's tintypes exhibit some hairline emulsion loss from creasing and are within stained brass mats. Included with this lot are Crawford's postwar pension application and a photograph of his 1916 Masonic headstone.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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