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So very young! Latest 9th plate

Discussion in 'Period Civil War Photos & Examinations' started by jpro, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. jpro

    jpro Corporal

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    Picked up this little 9th plate! Can't believe how young looking this soldier is! He has a badge on! I can see it under a loop but doesn't show much in my photo! Badge has face of a man up toward top!

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  3. Pvt.Shattuck

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    Great image!
     
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  4. jpro

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    Thxs @Pvt.Shattuck
    Something about this soldiers face I liked, so had to acquire it!! Each image tends to move collectors differently!! There are some images that won't turn my eye while others jump out at me!!
     
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    John H. Simpson : Enlisted on 9/14/1863 as a Private, age 15,On 12/14/1863 he mustered into "I" Co. TN 3rd Cavalry. POW 9/25/1864 Sulphur Branch Trestle, AL. Captured by Confederates under Nathan Bedford Forrest, sent to Cahaba prison. He survived that ordeal, exchanged in March, 1865. He was loaded onto the steamship Sultana. Survived the explosion 4/27/1865. He lived past the age of 80 and died in 1929.


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    James T. Rogers
    15 year-old student from Rockingham Co. NC. Enlisted 5/3/1861 into Company H 13th NC Infantry. Discharged for being underage 8/1/1862.
     
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    It was popular for boys at home during the war to wear military uniforms. I believe Willie Lincoln had one. Sometimes the images are mistaken for underage soldiers or drummer boys so I'm always careful about ID.
    Great when they have provenance like these.
     
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    @Pvt.Shattuck very true!! I have a couple of images of little boys dressed as their Soldier father! Guess one could make a collection just of those..
     
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    MAN he was one lucky boy/man!


     
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    He's second from the right in this reunion photo from 1920.
     
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    Gustave A. Schurmann

    Enlisted and mustered into Company I 40th NY Infantry on 6/26/1861 at Yonkers, NY as a Drummer, age 13.
    Mustered out on 6/26/1864. Reportedly also served as an Orderly for General Phil Kearny.
     
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    Wonderful photos.
     
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    Great images! I love all of them!! Each one is so unique! great hobby and what fun!!
     
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