Discussion in 'Period Civil War Photos & Examinations' started by Mike Serpa, Jan 1, 2017.
Col. Samuel C. Armstrong, 8th U.S. Colored Infantry, Founder of Hampton Institute
that's exactly why i leave that stuff to people who like it that way
Lt. Col. Lloyd Aspinwall, 22nd NYSM
is there a chance you could post how it looked before you started on it - or may be, even, as tutorial with in-between pix?
Here it is. I don't save photos in their original state. It's in a little better than average shape.
Just a lot of clicking with the "retouch" button. (Just noticed I didn't do a good job below his third button.) I did a tutorial of sorts a couple years ago.
Col. Joseph C. Audenried, Aide-de-camp
Lt. Col. James Bagley, 69th N.Y. State Militia
Col. Benijah P. Bailey, 86th N.Y. Inf.
Col. Guilford D. Bailey, 1st N. Y. Light Artillery
Silas M. Bailey, 8th Pa. Inf.
Lt. Col. William C. Banta, 7th Ind. Inf
Col. Elisha L. Barney, 6th Vermont Inf.
Col. William B. Barton, 48th N.Y. Inf.
Lt. Col. N.B. (Nelson B.?) Bartram, Asst. Atty. Gen. - Hope I got his name right. Couldn't find a regiment for him.
Maj. Alexander Basezemwski, 31st N.Y. Inf.
Although Audenried may have been a colonel, I seriously doubt this photo shows him as such. The single-breasted jacket and Stevens Patent shoulder straps look like those of a junior officer.
The caption at the LOC is "Lt. Col. J. C. Audenried, Aide-de-Camp." I added his name to the caption in a photo album. When I copied the caption I missed the 'Lt.'
Difficult to see any rank on his shoulder strap.
Before you enlarged it, it had the look of having more like lines in the ends rather than the oak leaves of a lt. col. or major; the middle looks bare rather than having the eagle center for a col. Another negative feature is the description of him as an aide-de-camp which was usually a junior officer. Field officers serving on larger brigade, divisional, corps, or army staffs usually held specific titled positions like adjutant general, chief of staff, medical director, etc.
Audenried was a Captain for most of the war with brevets up to Lt. Col.; becoming a full Colonel as Aide de Camp to President Grant (in whose staff he had been during a part of the war, too).
Lt. Col. Myron H. Beaumont, 1st N.J. Cav.
Separate names with a comma.