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Golden Thread A field officer a day for 9 months and 2 weeks

Discussion in 'Period Civil War Photos & Examinations' started by Mike Serpa, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. Mike Serpa

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    A field officer is a major, lieutenant colonel or colonel.

    These photos are about 8.4% of the photos I’ve restored. Wanting to share some here at CWT but wary of possible photojacking by some unknown unscrupulous usurper I have cropped and minified them.

    The primary source is the Library of Congress with perhaps one per cent from the National Archives. The LOC identifications were often lacking first names and/or regiments. I used the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Massachusetts Civil War Photographs from the United States Army Heritage & Education Center and the National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors Database to fill in missing data.

    I could be wrong with the data I added. If you follow this thread and notice errors please add corrections.

    (Surely a new photo will not be posted everyday. Allow for vacation, sickness, apathy, etc. Surreal dream sequence: someone here waits until all photos have been posted then gives a ‘like’ to each one. I check-in at CWT to find 257 alerts. Wondering if it counts that high.)

    Edit: changed title from 2 weeks to 3 weeks
     
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  3. Mike Serpa

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    Major Robert Anderson, 1st Regiment of Artillery
     
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    Beginning at the beginning.
     
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    You called? :wink:
     
  6. Mike Serpa

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    He was there at the start.

    You have two out of the three. You are not unknown.:smile: I meant photojacking (if that is a word) from people outside CWT.

    ..wary of possibly photojacking... I might have to edit that.
     
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    Col. Ira C. Abbott, 1st Mich. Inf.
     
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    Lt. Col. Alexander D. Adams, 27th N.Y. Inf.
     
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    Interesting jacket.
    Only one row of buttons. two pretty big pockets on the outside.
     
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    :thumbsup: good work Mike.
     
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    That's a very nice example of a fairly typical officer's 4-button sack coat; interestingly, Sam Elliott had one like this made for himself to wear as John Buford in Gettysburg.

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    Edit: It looks like Sam's is a five button though.
     
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    Thanks. I hope a CWT member might find a photo of an officer they read about. It's always nice to have a photo to go along with one's deeds.
     
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    Col. Julius W. Adams, 67th N.Y. Inf.
     
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    Col. Charles Alexander, 2nd District of Columbia Inf.
     
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    Lt. Col. Anthony J. Allaire, 133rd N.Y Inf.
     
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    Col. William H. Allen, 1st N.Y. Inf.
     
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    Sir, your restoration work amazes me. I wish I was that good!
     
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  18. Mike Serpa

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    Thanks. You need an eye for detail and a knack for the repetitious. It is boring and tedious. Here's my secret... I don't post any photos that don't turn out right!
     
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    Mike, I understand that. I finally purchased a slide & negative scanner and am learning how to use the software it came with. Digital Ice seems to be nice, but I am not close to mastering it. What do you use?
     
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    I use Apple Photos for retouching and cropping. It zooms 2 times. I use Seashore, a free program, for cloning and changing individual pixels. (And rarely for layers.) It zooms to 16 times. I'll send you a message tomorrow!
     
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