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Original Civil War Era Carte-de-Visite Images of Union Generals
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Fine Original CDV Image of Union General James Scott Negley
Item #: v8263
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This is a great looking original Civil War era CDV image of Union General James Scott Negley (1826-1901). Negley was born near Pittsburgh on December 22, 1826. He served with Pennsylvania during the Mexican War. In 1861 he became Brigadier General of the 18th Division and he an organized many of the volunteers of the Pittsburgh area. In 1862 he was one of the generals that helped defend Nashville, Tennessee. Because of his services at the battle of Stones River. He was promoted to Major General. After the disaster at Chickamauga, he never directed troops in the field again. After the Civil War, he returned to Pittsburgh and was elected to Congress. These CDV Images were often sold in quantity to people on the home front that wanted to see what the men they read about in the papers looked like. These CDV images were an important part of history from the Civil War era. It was the first practical way to bring images of a famous personality home to the regular people. The people wanted to be able to put a face with the names they read about in the newspapers. You could order through newspaper ads or at local photography studios, several images of famous personalities for a reasonable amount. The CDV images were made by applying a thin paper photo image of the famous person of the day to a heavier paper card. This made the image more durable and easier to display and also added uniformity to the size. The overall size of a CDV image is approximately 2.5 inches by 4 inches in size. On the back of the card it has the desirable backmark of the J.W. Campbell , who was "Army Photographer 20th Army Corps Army of the Cumberland". It is a nice touch on an already wonderful image. This is a great looking image of one of the Union Generals.


Shipping Weight: 0.4 lb
Price Was: $150 Sale Price: $115.00 USD

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