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Possibly identified as Alonzo F. Thompson of Company C, 84th New York Infantry Regiment (earlier known as 14th Regiment New York State Militia). (Source: Martinez, Ramona. Photo Mystery Solved, Then Doubted, Then Deciphered, Thanks to Readers; http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2012/04/17/150801239/) Medium: 1 photograph : quarter-plate tintype, hand-colored ; 11.1 x 9.5 cm (case) Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil [...]

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Civil War envelope showing Columbia with American flag bearing message “For the Union” and state seal of Maryland Addressed to Mrs. Ruthann Smith, Northridgeway, Orleans, C.C., N.Y.; postmarked; bears 3 cent stamp. Collection: Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs (Library of Congress) Date Created/Published: N.Y. : C. Magnus, 12 Frankfort St. This envelope and [...]

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Photograph showing Captain J. M. Knapp's Pennsylvania Independent Battery "E" Light Artillery approaching the battlefield at Antietam, Maryland after the battle in September 1862. A dead horse lay in the foreground. Photo by Alexander Gardner. Given the long exposure times required for early photography, this image was staged at some time after the battle. Library [...]

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