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Civil War Chaplain Photo Archive

Posted in Interesting Items  by Steven on September 16th, 2011

 

My most recent job for a client was scanning and researching what is possibly the largest collection of Civil War chaplain carte de viste photos ever assembled by one person, and perhaps the largest in existence. Notable inclusions are several veterans of Gettysburg, Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor;  Henry Trumbull of the 10th Connecticut, who was taken prisoner at Ft Wagner when attempted to rescue wounded soldiers after a battle;  Hiram Eddy of the 2nd Connecticut, captured at First Bull Run with a rifle in his hand and became the first POW of the Libby Prison in Richmond; and John Van Petten of the 34th New York, who ended the war as a brevet Brigadier General!

These are just a few of the captivating stories of the men of the cloth featured in this collection. Click the “Civil War Chaplains” link at the top of the page for the tales of many more! Please note that this archive may have already been sold, but I will forward any messages to the client upon request. I am available for research on historical documents, manuscripts and photos ranging from colonial times to the 20th Century. If you are looking to sell, I have many contacts in the field, and can help you maximize your proceeds.

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