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Finding Aid: September/October 2008

2008-v30-02-xxx

The complete issue

Vol. XXX, No. 2
(48 pages)


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Inside

Cover image
A ninth-plate tintype of a Union cavalryman on his horse in the winter snow holding his saber up with 1858-pattern dress hat showing crossed sabers with ostrich feather from the Ken Bertholf collection.

Inside Cover Image
A hard-plate image of a Virginia Confederate cavalryman wearing a cap with the Company letter C and holding a saber and a Colt Navy revolver is from the Cecil Jackson collection.

Table of Contents (p. 1)

Editor’s Desk (p. 2)
The editor thanks everyone who participated in this special cavalry issue, especially Ken Bertholf and John Sickles, “who went far and above the call to duty.”

Horse Soldiers in Blue: Images from the Ken Bertholf Collection (pp. 4-19)
A gallery of 28 soldier ambrotypes, cartes de visite and tintypes include identified portraits of John H. Madden of the 10th Michigan, Freeman F. Runyan of the 3rd Kentucky, Frederick C. Leland of the 3rd Massachusetts, Henry C. Mason and Emanuel Reed of the 21st Pennsylvania, William Fleming of the 2nd New Jersey, Andrew Jackson of the 20th Pennsylvania, Andrew J. Rhodes of the 12th Pennsylvania and Samuel E. Chastine of the 6th U.S. Colored Cavalry.

Cavalrymen in Blue & Gray From the Collections of Our Readers (pp. 20-41)
A total of 12 Confederate and 45 Union troopers are featured in a variety of ambrotypes, cartes de visite and tintypes. Identified Confederates include Harry Gilmor of the 12th Virginia, Benjamin H. Bransford of the 1st Mississippi, Walter Frankland of Mosby’s Rangers, Edward H. Hall of the 1st Maryland, Moses Linker of the 4th North Carolina, Milton J. Ferguson of the 16th Virginia, John C. Campbell of the 2nd South Carolina, Jackson A. Davis of the Holcombe Legion (South Carolina), George Washington Scott of the 5th Battalion Florida Cavalry and Horace Blanton of Thomas A. Napier’s battalion of Tennessee partisan rangers. Identified Union troopers include Emil Beese of the 12th New York, Charles Free of the 6th New York, Hans Peter Olson of the 4th Wisconsin, 5th Kansas Cavalry officers Harrison Kelly, Samuel Walker, Asa D. Perin, Powell Clayton and Wilton A. Jenkins, James R. Tilson of the 11th Missouri, William Miles of the 14th Pennsylvania, Edward and Eli Stillson of the 2nd Missouri, Edward Schwartz of the 4th New York, Luther Kanouse of the 6th Michigan, Horace Gray and Attila Hinson of the 4th Michigan, Charles Bates Sr. and John B. Hart of the 11th Kansas, George Bliss Sanford and Edward Myers of the 1st U.S. Cavalry, John Calvin Cooley of the 5th U.S. Cavalry, Joseph Davenport of the 3rd New Jersey, Alfred Bruce of the 10th New York, Gustave Von Deutsch of the 5th Missouri, Samuel A. Lewis of the 1st Battalion Nebraska Cavalry, Newman P. Nicholas of the 14th Michigan Infantry (Mounted), Garrett E. Hall of the 2nd Michigan Cavalry, 2nd Louisiana Cavalry (U.S.) officers Peter Penn Gaskell, Howard Woodrow and Daniel J. Keily, Theodore F. Northrup of the 2nd New York, Jacob Lips of the 16th Indiana Mounted Infantry, William M. Hawkins and John M. Shulse of the 11th Indiana, George M. Wingrove of the 9th New York, Richard W. Hudson of the 22nd Pennsylvania and Frank Gerard of the 4th Wisconsin.

Uniforms & History by Michael J. McAfee (pp. 42-43)
In “First Regiment of Cavalry New York State Volunteers (‘Lincoln Cavalry’),” McAfee highlights the unique history of the regiment and its distinctive uniforms. Two portraits illustrate the text, 1st Lt. Richard G. Prendergast and Corp. Nehemiah H. Mann.

The Confederate Soldier (p. 44)
Levi Pleasant Massey (1837-1918) of the 4th North Carolina Cavalry was captured on July 4, 1863, at South Mountain, Md., during the retreat after the Battle of Gettysburg. He remained a prisoner of war until Feb. 24, 1865.

Back Cover Story: Confederate Horseman (p. 45)

Sutler’s Row (p. 46)

The Last Shot (p. 48)
A member of the 3rd New Jersey Cavalry in the rakish uniform distinctive to that uniform poses for his portrait in this albumen print from the Martin Schoenfeld collection.

Inside Back Cover
A quarter-plate ambrotype of a Union cavalryman sitting astride his trusty war horse from the Jeff Cook collection.

Back Cover
A sixth-plate ruby ambrotype from the Jerry Garret collection pictures a Confederate cavalryman or mounted artilleryman sitting on his horse in the middle of a town street. The identity of the soldier and the location of the image are not known.

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