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Confederate CDV of General James Jay Archer With a Anthony Backmark
Item #: A4401
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This is an authentic CDV image of Confederate General James Jay Archer (1817-1864). It is a nice clear CDV of the general in his general's uniform. James Archer was born in Bel Air Maryland on December 19th 1817. He graduated from Princeton in 1825 and then became a lawyer after graduating from the University of Maryland. He started the Civil War as Colonel of the 5th Texas. Promoted to Brigadier General on June 3rd 1862 and commanded in the Army of Virginia until Gettysburg. He was taken prisoner on July 3rd and held P.O.W. until summer of 1864. He died in Richmond on October 24th 1864 and is buried there in Hollywood Cemetery. On the back of the card it has the desirable photographer mark of the studio of E. & H.T. Anthony of New York. They operated one of the premiere studios of the Civil War era. The overall size of a CDV image is approximately 2.5 inches by 4 inches in size. It is a fine original CDV that will make a solid addition to any Confederate Civil War collection.

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