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Finding Aid: July/August 2002

The complete issue

Vol. XXIV, No. 1
(40 pages)

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Inside

Cover image
carte de visite from the collection of Helder Costa pictures Robert Fletcher, West Point Class of 1868.

Table of Contents (p. 1)

Mail Call (pp. 2-3)
Feedback includes comments about the makes and models of guns featured in the last issue, and the identification of a soldier in one portrait—Col. Matthew McClennan of the 138th Pennsylvania Infantry.

Passing in Review (pp. 4-5)
Seven publications are listed, including The Boys Who Went to War From Columbia University, 1861-1865 (Thomas Publications) by William C. Floyd and Paul Gibson, Gangrene and Glory, Medical Care During the American Civil War (University of Illinois Press) by Frank R. Freemon, Gettysbirg—The First Day (University of North Carolina Press) by Harry W. Pfanz, Uniforms of the Civil War (Lyons Press) by Robin Smith and Ron Field, New Hampshire in the Civil War (Arcadia Publishing) by Bruce D. Heald, PhD., All for the Regiment: The Army of the Ohio, 1861-1862 (University of North Carolina Press) by Gerald J. Prokopowicz and Battles & Leaders of the Civil War, Vol. 5 (University of Illinois Press) edited by Peter Cozzens.

The Auction Block (p. 6)
A sampling of sales from the popular auction site eBay is included.

“Regulars, By God” (pp. 7-9)
Portraits and brief accounts of the lives and military service of 7 soldiers, including Brig. Gen. Roger Jones Jr., 2nd Lt. Robert Fletcher of the 1st U.S. Artillery, Lt. Col. David Hammett Brotherton of the 25th U.S. Infantry, 1st lt. Tillinghast L’Hommedieu of the 4th U.S. Cavalry, Lt. Col. Andrew Hickenlooper, 1st Lt. James Calhoun of the 7th U.S. Cavalry and Maj. Gen. Harry Foote Hodges.

A Volunteer Joins the Regulars by Mike Fitzpatrick (p. 10-14)
Augustus Chouteau Paul, the son and grandson of career army officers, served in various capacities with the 2nd Kentucky Infantry (U.S.) and as a staff officer. His post-war career in the army ended abruptly in 1881 when he was court-martialed and dismissed for drunkenness. Several photographs illustrate the text, including an autographed carte de visite of Paul and an outdoor image of him with other soldiers at “Starvation Rock” in the Black Hills in September 1876.

Cpl. Young and the 18th PVC by Thomas J. Moeller (pp. 15-18)
The story of Robert J. Yong of the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry details his service in the regiment. It includes an anecdote about a fall from a horse that might have saved his life. Portarits of Young and his wife, Emma Sommers, are included. Portraits of 10 of Young’s comrades in arms are also featured: Capt. Enjos J. Pennypacker, Cpl. John Hoffacker, Capt. Samuel T. Tresouthick, Maj. Harvey B. Van Vorhis, Lt. Col. William P. Brinton, 1st Lt. James R. Weaver, 2nd Lt. John Winters, Lt. Harry Wilson, Pvy. Isaac Pownall and Pvt. Thomas F. Hendershot.

Horace Greeley at the Front (pp. 19-21)
The famed newspaperman visited a Union army winter camp and a photographer captured him in two outdoor views.

An Unusual Civil War Uniform by Dr. Howard G. Lanham (p. 22)
An image of G.S. Warren prompted the author to investigate the subject’s uniform. Though it resembles the dress of the Veteran Reserve Corps, it is in fact the uniform of the Hudson River Institute, a military academy in Claverack, N.Y. Its graduates included author Stephen Crane.

“If Only I Could” by Dennis Keesee (pp. 23-24)
A quarter-plate tintype of David Auld, a drummer in the 43rd Ohio Infantry, is at the center of this story about a conversation overheard at a Civil War show and the excitement of identifying soldiers in regimental history books. Images include Auld, fellow musician John McClay, Corp. Isaac Jarvis of the 63rd Ohio Infantry and Pvt. Rice B. Bostwick of the 4th Tennessee Infantry.

Sgt. Abram Adsit, 10th Michigan Cavalry by John Sickles (p. 25)
The soldier and his wife, Mary, are the author’s great-great uncle and aunt. Images of both ancestors illustrate a biographical sketch of Sgt. Adsit and his regiment.

“He Laid Many a Man Low” by Bill Elswick (p. 26)
Capt. James Wilson of Company M, 12th Kentucky Cavalry, is pictured with a Henry rifle. His portrait illustrates a biographical sketch that describes Wilson’s skill and bravery during the fight at Horseshoe Bottom, Creasy Creak, Ky., on May 9, 1863.

Charles L. Allen, M.D.: The Making of a Surgeon by Kean E. Wilcox (pp. 27-29)
Vermont’s Charles Allen was better prepared than most period doctors to become a Union army brigade surgeon due to his education at Middlebury College and Castleton Medical College. During the Civil War he served a brief stint as the surgeon of the 9th Vermont Infantry. He went on to become a brigade surgeon in Washington, D.C., and administrator of U.S. General Hospital #2 in Beaufort, S.C. Two pre-war daguerreotypes illustrate the text.

George Thomas: An Unknown Portrait (p. 30)
A previously unpublished view of the general in profile, credited to Morse’s Gallery of the Cumberland in Nashville, Tenn., is accompanied by background information by owner Al Rapp. He has documented at least 12 other poses of Thomas—but not this one.

“Lying at the Fire Asleep” by Paul G. Zeller (pp. 31-32)
The author notes, “Henry C. Franklin was 138 years old when I first met him on a frosty Christmas Eve morning in Newport News, Virginia, in 1977.” Zeller refers to Franklin’s identification disk, which he found while relic hunting with a metal detector. Franklin, he discovered, served in Company C of the 2nd Vermont Infantry. Franklin purchased two disks and sent one home to his mother. He lost the other on the Virginia Peninsula in 1862. This disk, found by Zeller, is pictured along with a portrait of Franklin from the U.S. Army Military History Institute in Carlisle Barracks, Pa.

Charles Keener, Sailor Artist by Jerry Harlowe (pp. 33-34)
An 1873 portrait of Kenner and two of his drawings are accompanied by the story of his life and service as an assistant engineer in the U.S. navy.

Confederates in the Attic (p. 35)
An analysis of the well-known image of Southern soldiers on the Confederate side of the Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg, Va., focuses on men in an attic window.

Uniforms & History by Michael J. McAfee (p. 36)
In “The 76th Ohio, or What is a Zouave,’” McAfee explores the specifics of the uniform of this Buckeye State regiment. It is illustrated with a carte de visite of Pvt. Lee Mathews of Company D.

Who Are Those Guys? (p. 37)
An occasional column in which we publish images sent to the magazine by readers for identification includes a man who may be an Indian scout, a U.S. navy officer identified as Charles Gainer and a tintype of a family believed to have lived in Charleston, S.C.

Sutler’s Row (pp. 38-39)

 The Last Shot (p. 40)
A hard-plate image from the Roy Mantle collection is an outdoor view of a Union soldier seated on an officer’s mount. The soldier holds a saber and has a Colt Navy revolver tucked into his belt.

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Your Help Needed: Find the Soldiers on Board the “North America”

army-navyOn Dec. 22, 1864, almost 200 Union soldiers perished when they transport North America, on which they were bound from New Orleans to New York, foundered off the Georgia coast near Savannah. The dead hailed from 13 Northern states: Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin.

MI needs your help finding original wartime portraits of those who lost their lives or were saved. The plan is to use the images to illustrate an article by Michael J. Martin, author of the Wreck of the U.S. Transport North America.

If you have an identified, wartime image of one of the men listed below, please email Editor and Publisher Ron Coddington:

Arnold, Hartwell, private, Company H, 2nd New York Cavalry, 18, enlisted at Plattsburg, NY, on August 8, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Austin, Shadrach, private, Company C, 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, 18, residence Monroe, WI, enlisted on October 5, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Baggs, Nathan L, private, Company B, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry, residence Smithfield, RI, enlisted on August 29, 1863, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Barkley, Simon, private, Company A, 18th New York Cavalry, 19, enlisted at Louisville, NY, on January 1, 1864, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Barnard, Cyrus, private, Company E, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, 37, enlisted at Glens Falls, NY, on August 4, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Bayley, L., private, Company I, 18th New York Cavalry . . . no listing of him in regimental roster

Beeler, Joseph, corporal, Company L, 11th New York Cavalry, 21, enlisted at Washington, DC, on October 30, 1862, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Bewley, Aaron C., private, Company F, 33rd Illinois Infantry, residence Sunbury, IL, enlisted on August 1, 1861, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Blackburn, Joseph, private, Company A, 18th New York Cavalry, 18, enlisted at Brooklyn, NY, on December 23, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Block, Carl, private, Company D, 18th New York Cavalry, 33, enlisted at New York City on August 5, 1863, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Booth, William E. corporal, Company L, 18th New York Cavalry, 24, enlisted at New Orleans, on November 1, 1863, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Brennan, Thomas, private, Company D, 12th Illinois Cavalry, from Chicago, IL, enlisted on December 30, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Britton, Albert, private, Company A, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, 21, enlisted at Glens Falls, NY, on July 3, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Brown, Daniel H., private, Company F, 12th Illinois Cavalry, from Greenfield, IL, enlisted on December 30, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Brown, George W., private, Company K, 11th New York Cavalry, 18, enlisted at Union Springs, NY, on January 29, 1862, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Brown, Ira C., private, Company D, 11th New York Cavalry, 18, enlisted at Potsdam, NY, on December 18, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Brown, James, private, Company A, 7th Vermont Infantry, from Barton, VT, enlisted on August 8, 1864, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Brown, Marvin J., private, Company L, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, 18, enlisted at Jay, NY, on November 18, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, SAVED

Bushman, Leander, private, 2nd Massachusetts Light Artillery, 21, residence Hadley, MA, enlisted on January 4, 1864, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Cannon, James, private, Company E, 18th New York Cavalry, 37, enlisted at New York City on July 30, 1863, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Capes, William, private, Company E, 11th New York Cavalry, 21, enlisted at Canton, NY, on December 14, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Carney, David, private, 13th Massachusetts Light Artillery, 20, from Boston, MA, enlisted on May 19, 1864, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Chaffee, William, H., private, Company G, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry, residence Providence, RI, enlisted on March 5, 1864, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Chase, Caleb, private, Company F, 11th New York Cavalry, 19, enlisted at Mohawk, NY, on January 4, 1864, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Chase, Franklin, corporal, Company M, 11th New York Cavalry, 22, enlisted at Buffalo, NY, on August 25, 1862, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Conghlon, John, private, Company C, 14th New York Cavalry, 26, enlisted at Brooklyn, NY, on February 18, 1864, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Cook, Stephen, private, Company I, 8th New Hampshire Infantry, 35, residence Montreal, Canada, mustered in as a substitute on November 7, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Coyle, William T., private, Company H, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, 21, enlisted on August 8, 1863, at Plattsburg, NY, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Cragin, James, private, Company K, 11th New York Cavalry, 19, enlisted at Canton, NY, on December 21, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Crawford, John, private, Company L, 18th New York Cavalry, 19, enlisted at Albany, NY, on December 18, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Cullen, James A., private, signal corps, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, SAVED

Curtis, Nathan B., saddler, Company F, 11th New York Cavalry, 22, enlisted at Springfield, NY, on January 28, 1862, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Daidy, Michael, private, 21st New York Light Artillery, 18, enlisted at Oswego, NY, on December 24, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Daly, John, private, Company K, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, 40, enlisted at Glens Falls, NY, on October 14, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Davorge, J.F., private, 1st Louisiana Infantry (New Orleans), St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Demerse, Moses, private, Company E, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, 18, enlisted at Fort Edward, NY, on July 18, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Dodrick, H.M., private, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, no listing, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Dolan, Patrick, private, Company G, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry, residence Providence, RI, enlisted on February 27, 1864, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Donavan, Patrick, private, Company F, 31st Massachusetts Infantry, 21, from East Granville, MA, enlisted on February 16, 1864, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Dow, Alfred C., private, Company A, 11th New York Cavalry, 18, enlisted at Fort Covington, NY, on August 25, 1864, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, SAVED

Drown, Melvin, private, Company H, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, 22, enlisted at Plattsburg, NY, on December 11, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Dunbar, George W., private, Company K, 14th New York Cavalry, 21, enlisted at New York City on December 17, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Duncombe, Charles, sergeant, Company L, 11th New York Cavalry, 26, enlisted at New York on January 5, 1864, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Dushon, Charles E., private, Company K, 7th Vermont Infantry, from Bristol, VT, enlisted on December 28, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Dutcher, Charles P., private, Company G, 11th New York Cavalry, 38, enlisted at Lysander, NY, on December 10, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Earp, Jonathan D., private, Company L, 12th Illinois Cavalry, residence Henderson County, IL, enlisted on December 7, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Eckle, Peter Jr., private, Company C, 11th New York Cavalry, 27, enlisted at Syracuse, NY, on December 18, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Ellis, Jason, private, Company G, 7th Vermont Infantry, from Plymouth, VT, enlisted on December 28, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Embley, William, private, Company C, 11th New York Cavalry, 28, enlisted at Utica, NY, on February 8, 1864, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Engelbrecht, Julius, private, Company F, 14th New York Cavalry, 21, enlisted at New York City on January 2, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Ennis, Sayer, private, Company I, 2nd Illinois Cavalry, residence Philo, IL, enlisted on January 23, 1864, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Evans, William, private, Company I, 11th New York Cavalry, 36, enlisted at Cicero, NY, on January 11, 1864, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Farrell, Patrick, private, 25th New York Light Artillery, 29, enlisted at Hartland, NY, on August 28, 1862, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Feeney, Patrick, private, Company K, 14th New York Cavalry, enlisted at New York City on September 26, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Ferrill, Benjamin F., private, Company K, 11th New York Cavalry, 21, enlisted at Washington, DC, on September 9, 1862, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Fiske, Henry C., private, Company B, 11th New York Cavalry, 20, enlisted at Syracuse, NY, on February 6, 1864, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Fiske, William A., private, Company G, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry, residence Providence, RI, enlisted on February 11, 1864, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Fitzgerald, John, private, Company H, 11th New York Cavalry, 20, enlisted at Washington, DC, on November 23, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Flood, Daniel F., private, Company K, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, 44, enlisted at Glens Falls, NY, on September 26, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Ford, Michael, private, Company B, 18th New York Cavalry, 34, enlisted at New York City on July 7, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Ford, William, private, Company K, 14th New York Cavalry, 21, enlisted at New York City on June 12, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Fowler, Charles T., private, Company B, 11th New York Cavalry, 22, enlisted at Van Buren, NY, on January 5, 1864, St. Louis USA General Hospital, SAVED

Geer, John J., private, Company D, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry, 19, residence Burr Oak, WI, enlisted on February 5, 1864, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Green, William B., private, Company L, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry, residence Providence, RI, enlisted on March 3, 1864, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Hall, Dudley D., private, Company M, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry, residence West Greenwich, RI, enlisted on May 2, 1864, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Harman, Nicholas, private, Company L, 18th New York Cavalry, 25, enlisted at Croghan, NY, on December 23, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Harvey, Edward, private, Company I, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry (transferred from 1st Louisiana Cavalry on January 1, 1864), University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Hassett, Michael, private, Company E, 11th New York Cavalry, 21, enlisted at Potsdam, NY, on December 16, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Hatch, George E., private, Company C, 30th Maine Infantry, 18, residence Stafford, NH, enlisted on December 19, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, SAVED

Hawkins, Ralph T., private, Company L, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, 27, enlisted at Troy, NY, on September 1, 1864, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Hayden, James, corporal, Company D, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, 21, enlisted at Salem, NY, on August 31, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Herr, John, private, Company F, 14th New York Cavalry, 33, enlisted at New York City on February 14,1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Higgins, Maurice, private, Company H, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry, enlisted at Providence, RI, on April 4, 1864, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Hill, Edward, private, Company L, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry, enlisted at Providence, RI, on March 4, 1864, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Hill, George W., private, Company K, 11th New York Cavalry, 29, enlisted at Canton, NY, on December 28, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Hill, Lorenzo, private, Company A, 12th Illinois Cavalry, from Rockford, IL, enlisted on December 11, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Hineman, Jombardist, quartermaster sergeant, 6th Massachusetts Light Artillery, 40, from Boston, MA, enlisted on January 15, 1862, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Hoffman, John, private, Company H, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry, 23, enlisted at Oconto, WI, on May 21, 1861, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Holden, Hial W., private, Company G, 7th Vermont Infantry, from Cavendish, VT, enlisted on November 30, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Holmes, Franklin, private, Company E, 12th Illinois Cavalry, from Chicago, IL, enlisted on December 26, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Hunt, John, private, Company L, 14th New York Cavalry, 20, enlisted at New York City on May 22, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Innis, Wallace C., private, Company B, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry, 18, residence Rosendale, WI, enlisted on December 11, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Jennie, Jackson, private, Company E, 11th New York Cavalry, 28, enlisted at Potsdam, NY, on December 21, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Jewel, Frank M., corporal, Company H, 11th New York Cavalry, 19, enlisted at Brooklyn, NY, on February 8, 1864, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Johnson, Erastus, private, Company F, 14th New York Cavalry, 18, enlisted at New York City on February 17, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Jones, Owen, private, Company D, 11th New York Cavalry, 18, enlisted at Potsdam, NY, on February 13, 1862, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Joyce, William, private, Company B, 18th New York Cavalry, 22, enlisted at Watertown, NY, on February 16, 1864, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Juliert, Alexander, bugler, Company I, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, 20, enlisted at 16th Congressional District, New York, on December 18, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Kamm, Louis, private, Company L, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry, 38, residence Mequon, WI, enlisted on March 22, 1864, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Keppler, Gustave, private, Company I, 14th New York Cavalry, 24, enlisted at New York City on April 14, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

King, Charles, private, Company G, 11th New York Cavalry, 28, enlisted at Canton, NY, on August 30, 1864, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Kinney, James, private, Company M, 11th New York Cavalry, 19, enlisted at Canton, NY, on August 28, 1862, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Knight, Frederick, private, Company I, 18th New York Cavalry, 25, enlisted at Brownsville, NY, on November 15, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Lafountain, Sarrall, private, Company I, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, 18, enlisted at Plattsburg, NY, on February 12, 1864, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Lafountain, John, private, Company H, 11th New York Veteran Cavalry, 19, enlisted at Champlain, NY, on February 19, 1862, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Laraw, David, private, Company L, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, 18, enlisted at Northumberland, NY, on November 18, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Laughlin, William, private, Company C, 3rd Maryland Cavalry, enlisted on November 19, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Leavitt, Charles F., private, Company F, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry, enlisted at Providence, RI, on February 1, 1864, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Lehmkuhl, Henry, private, Company F, 11th New York Cavalry, 18, enlisted at New York City on April 16, 1862, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Lennox, Edward, private, Company K, 18th New York Cavalry, 19, enlisted at New York City, NY, on December 10, 1863, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Leon, Joullie, private, Company D, 18th New York Cavalry, 25, enlisted at New York City on July 10, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Lord, Asa P., private, Company E, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, 43, enlisted at Glens Falls, NY, on September 16, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Loveland, Harrison, private, Company D, 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, 22, residence Washington, WI, enlisted on September 21, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Lynch, Michael, farrier, Company A, 11th New York Cavalry, 38, enlisted at New York City on February 1, 1864, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Lynch, Patrick, private, Company B, 11th New York Cavalry, 22, enlisted at New York City on March 12, 1864, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Magee, Thomas, corporal, Company H, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry, enlisted at Pawtucket, RI, on February 2, 1864, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Martin, Andrew, private, 13th Massachusetts Light Artillery, 34, enlisted at Boston, MA, on October 21, 1862, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Martyn, Hartwell, private, Company D, 11th New York Cavalry, 19, enlisted at Canton, NY, on August 14, 1862, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Maston, William, H., private, Company D, 75th New York Infantry, 18, enlisted at Venice, NY, on October 9, 1861, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Mattison, Patrick, private, Company E, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry, residence Providence, RI, enlisted on December 16, 1863, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Matthewson, George, W., private, Company A, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry, residence Coventry, RI, enlisted on August 26, 1863, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

McDonald, Brien, private, Company K, 14th New York Cavalry, 40, enlisted at New York City on August 21, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

McLean, Charles H., corporal, Company, E, 11th New York Cavalry, 24, Enlisted at Canton, NY, on August 14, 1862, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

McManus, A.P., private, 1st Battalion Veteran Reserve Corps, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Meyer, Charles, saddler, Company H, 11th New York Cavalry, 28, enlisted at Brooklyn, NY, on February 25, 1864, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Miller, J., private, Company A, 16th New York Cavalry, 20, enlisted at Depeyster, NY, on July 26, 1864, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Milliken, Nathan, private, Company H, 8th New Hampshire Infantry, 22, residence Reading, MA, enlisted as a substitute on September 1, 1863, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Mills, James H., private, Company I, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, 18, enlisted at Schenectady, NY, on December 14, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Monor, Clement, Company M, 18th New York Cavalry, 19, enlisted at Watertown, NY, on January 20, 1864, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Murray, Charles, corporal, Company G, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry, residence Providence, Rhode Island, enlisted on March 12, 1864, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Nagle, Frederick, private, Company G, 11th New York Cavalry, 26, enlisted at New York City on April 14, 1862, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Nelson, Edgar R., private, 13th Wisconsin Light Artillery, residence Beloit, WI, enlisted on November 29, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Noble, Thomas, private, Company C, 11th New York Cavalry, 19, enlisted at Williamsburgh, NY, on January 9, 1862, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

O’Brien, John, private, Company M, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry, residence Pawtucket, RI, enlisted on June 13, 1864, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

O’Dea, Michael, private, Company E, 18th New York Cavalry, 44, enlisted at New York on June 16, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Olds, William, K., private, Company L, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry, residence Providence, RI, enlisted on March 26, 1864, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Osborn, William, corporal, Company E, 11th New York Cavalry, 18, enlisted at Bellport, NY, on January 4, 1862, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Paine, Lowell B., private, Company G, 7th Vermont Infantry, from Cavendish, VT, enlisted on November 21, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Parker, William B., private, Company F, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Pearson, David B., private, Company F, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry, residence Providence, RI, enlisted on January 25, 1864, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Peck, Daniel, private, Company L, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, 18, enlisted at Northumberland, NY, on November 11, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Peck, George W., private, Company C, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry, residence Providence, RI, enlisted on September 28, 1863, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Pickard, James M., private, Company B, 11th New York Cavalry, 18, enlisted at Van Buren, NY, on January 16, 1864, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Pierce, Chauncey D., private, unassigned, 11th New York Cavalry, 18, enlisted at Canton, NY, on September 1, 1864, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Pittman, William, private, Company E, 1st Louisiana Infantry, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Pixel, Willis, private, Company L, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, 18, enlisted at Glens Falls, NY, on November 28, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, SAVED

Pratt, Wilson, corporal, 22, Company E, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, 22, enlisted at Glens Falls, NY, on August 1, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Preston, Martin, private, Company F, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, 23, enlisted at Plattsburg, NY, on August 24, 1864, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Randall, Burney, private, Company M, 18th New York Cavalry, 19, enlisted at Clayton, NY, on January 1, 1864, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Ransier, George H., private, Company I, 11th New York Cavalry, 36, enlisted at Manlius, NY, on December 18, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Record, Albert C., private, 13th Massachusetts Light Artillery, 21, residence Greenfield, MA, transferred from 4th Massachusetts Light Artillery while absent (sick) in December 1864, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Rice, Elisha T., corporal, Company M, 12th Illinois Cavalry, from Chicago, IL, enlisted on December 29, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, SAVED (listed as mustered out of the regiment at Houston, Texas, on May 29, 1866)

Richmond, Almond C., private, Company L, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry, residence Scituate, RI, July 6, 1864, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Ridgell, John L., private, Company F, 7th Vermont Infantry, residence Griffin, GA, enlisted on December 15, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Rivers, Solomon L., private, Company H, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, 19, enlisted at Plattsburg, NY, on July 30, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Rose, John, private, Company I, 18th New York Cavalry, 23, enlisted at Albany, NY, February 9, 1864, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Ryan, Patrick, private, Company H, 1st New Orleans Infantry, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Sandford, William, private, Company G, 14th New York Cavalry, 21, enlisted at New York City on February 28, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Sargent, Francis H., private, Company H, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, 21, residence Plattsburg, NY, mustered into regiment on October 16, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Scannell, Michael, private, Company D, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry, from Providence, RI, enlisted on November 20, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Schureman, James, private, Company C, 11th New York Cavalry, 45, enlisted at New York City on September 17, 1862, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Schwanson, Bengt, private, Company B, 12th Illinois Cavalry, residence Chicago, IL, enlisted on March 5, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Shannon, Thomas, private, Company G, 1st Louisiana Cavalry, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Shepherd, John, private, Company I, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, 21, enlisted at Amsterdam, NY, on December 9, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, SAVED

Sheppardson, Albert, private, Company L, 12th Illinois Cavalry, from Roseville, IL, enlisted on November 20, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Smith, John S., private, Company D, 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, 32, enlisted at 16th Congressional District of New York on December 18, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, SAVED

Smith, Samuel, private, Company B, 18th New York Cavalry, 36, enlisted at New York City on June 2, 1863, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Sterling, W.B., private, Company D, 12th Illinois Cavalry, residence Chicago, IL, enlisted on January 5, 1864, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Stuart, John W., private, Company L, 11th New York Cavalry, 23, enlisted at New York City on January 5, 1864, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, SAVED

Tanzine, Paul, corporal, Company H, 1st New Orleans Infantry, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Tapprish, John, private, Company L, 14th New York Cavalry, 25, enlisted on May 25, 1864, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Taylor, Henry D., private, Company M, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry, residence Pawtucket, RI, enlisted on February 18, 1864, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Tenant, Ezra, sergeant, Company H, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry, East Greenwich, RI, enlisted on February 24, 1864 and mustered in on April 15, 1864, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Tilton, Austin J., private, Company H, 7th Vermont Infantry, from Lyndon, VT, enlisted on December 25, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Tomlinson, Silas, private, Company M, 12th Illinois Cavalry, residence Catlin, IL, enlisted on December 19, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Tracey, William H., private, Company H, 1st Kansas Infantry, residence St. Louis USA General, MO, enlisted on November 21, 1861, deserted on January 25, 1863, LOST

Van Brocklin, Ela E., corporal, Company I, 11th New York Cavalry, 19, enlisted at Canton, NY, on August 11, 1862, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Van Gieson, Edwin, second lieutenant, Company M, 18th New York Cavalry, 21, enlisted at Watertown, NY, January 4, 1864, University Hospital, New Orleans, SAVED

Walker, Byron D., hospital steward, Battery H, U.S. 2nd Light Artillery, LOST

Walker, William, corporal, Company H, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry, enlisted at East Providence, RI, enlisted on March 14, 1864, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Warfield, John, private, Company C, 118th Illinois Mounted Infantry, enlisted on February 27, 1864, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Welsh, Patrick, private, Company A, 18th New York Cavalry, 43, enlisted at New York City on June 29, 1863, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Wentworth, Israel S., private, Company L, 2nd Maine Cavalry, 18, residence Waterloo, ME, enlisted on December 24, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Wheeling, John W., private, Company L, 12th Illinois Cavalry, from Strington, IL, enlisted on December 1, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Whittlesey, Charles B., private, 2nd Connecticut Light Artillery, residence Bridgeport, CT, enlisted on January 15, 1864, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Wilcox, Charles B., private, Company D, 8th New Hampshire Infantry, 23, from Syracuse, NY, mustered in as a substitute on November 6, 1863, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, SAVED

Wilcox, William H., corporal, Company H, 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry, enlisted at East Providence, RI, on February 10, 1864, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Wilkinson, William, private, Company C, 30th Maine Infantry, 18, residence Biddeford, ME, enlisted on December 19, 1863, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Wilson, George M., hospital steward, Company K, 28th Iowa Infantry, from Newton, IA, enlisted on August 9, 1862, SAVED

Winn, W.L. St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Wise, John, private, Company G, 18th New York Cavalry, 42, enlisted at New York on August 29, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Woliver, William, private, Company M, 18th New York Cavalry, 18, enlisted at Massena, NY, on January 5, 1864, University Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Wonder, Philip, private, Company D, 26th Indiana Infantry, from Indianapolis, IN, enlisted on August 30, 1861, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Worden, William D., private, Company I, 11th New York Cavalry, 18, enlisted at Canton, NY, on December 22, 1863, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, LOST

Wyman, Francis, private, signal corps, Marine Hospital, New Orleans, SAVED

Zarr, Bailey, private, Company B, 11th New York Cavalry, 26, enlisted at New York City on January 25, 1864, St. Louis USA General Hospital, New Orleans, SAVED

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Cover image
In this tintype from the Chris Foard collection, Civil War nurse Carrie Wilkins Pollard cared for sick and wounded men in Tennessee, Indiana, Kentucky and on hospital ships, and after hostilities ended she taught orphans.
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Table of Contents (p. 1)
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Editor’s Desk (p. 2)
“A groundbreaking gallery” describes the selection of extraordinary portraits of Northern nurses from the Chris Foard collection—the first gallery in MI history dedicated to women who served as caregivers. Included is this quote from Our Army Nurses by Mary A. Gardner Holland: “The privations and dangers which these noble characters endured called for a fortitude equal in many respects to the valor of the soldier.”
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Mail Call (p. 3)
Feedback from previous issues includes the mis-identification of a bird, the re-identification of a pair of ambrotypes of a North Carolina Confederate in the Library of Congress, and the identification of a South Carolina militia company.
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Passing in Review (p. 4)
“Images from Little Connecticut Leave a Big Impression” is a review of Heroes for All Time: Connecticut Civil War Soldiers Tell Their Stories by Dione Longley and Buck Zaidel.
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Ministering Angels (pp. 5-15)
A selection of images of Civil War nurses from the Chris Foard collection. “Whether motivated by patriotism, a calling or the realization that they were needed, nurses became more skilled and confident treating the wounded throughout the entire war. These men and women were the true pioneers of American nursing,” Foard explains in the introduction. Among the images of identified nurses are Annie Etheridge, Almira Fales, Helen Gilson and “Belle” Reynolds.

Mourning a Martyred President (pp. 16-23)
150 years ago, Northern soldiers observed traditional Victorian fashions and rituals in the wake of the assassination of President and Commander-in-Chief Abraham Lincoln. This photo essay explores the practices through the lens of the citizen soldier.

Men of Connecticut! To Arms!!! (p. 24-33)
More than 50,000 sons of Connecticut participated in the Civil War, and one in 10 would not survive to tell their stories. Whatever their fate, many left behind their patriotic portraits. A representative sample of images compose this exclusive gallery from Heroes for All Time, a new book by Wesleyan University Press.

Faces of 1865 by Bryan Flanagan and Ronald S. Coddington (pp. 34-36)
The tragic fate of two men, a Confederate in Virginia and a federal in Tennessee, at the end of the war. Lt. Charles Minnegerode, an aide to Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, was shot in the chest and left for dead at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. Lt. Jacob Skirvin of the 7th Indiana Cavalry and a detail of 30 of his comrades got caught in a fierce fight after they were ambushed by Confederate guerillas in Tennessee on April 3, 1865.

The Honored Few (p. 37)
Pvt. Charles A. Taggart of the 37th Massachusetts Infantry wrested a flag away from a Confederate soldier during the Battle of Sailor’s Creek, Va., on April 6, 1865. He was one of 57 men awarded the Medal of Honor for actions that day—47 of which were presented for the capture of enemy flags.

Hard Luck Regiment by Mark H. Dunkelman (pp.38-44)
The 154th New York Infantry was nicknamed the Hardtack Regiment. But justifiably, it could also have been called the Hard Luck Regiment. Perhaps its best known soldier, Sgt. Amos Humiston, became famous when he was identified by means of an ambrotype found in his lifeless hand at the Battle of Gettysburg. A history of the regiment told through the stories of five of its members.

Antebellum Warriors (p. 45)
A shako with a large red and white fountain plume and the brass crossed cannon insignia indicate that the soldier sitting next to it was an artillery militiaman who sat for his daguerreotype between 1854-1860.

Stragglers (pp. 47-51)
Included in this selection of images from MI subscribers are two Confederate images by influential photographers: A Confederate navy officer by Charles R. Rees of Richmond, Va., and an infantryman holding his Enfield rifle by George S. Cook of Charleston, S.C.

Photo Sleuth by Kurt Luther (pp. 54-55)
“Confirmation bias, in which we get fixated on a single, preferred confusion—trust me, it’s a young Robert E. Lee!—leads us to disregard any evidence to the contrary, no matter how compelling,” writes columnist Kurt Luther. He goes on to discuss, using a recent experience of his own, how to blaze a path from confirmation bias to airtight identification.

Uniforms & History by Michael J. McAfee (pp. 56-57)
Chevrons are chevrons, right? Not exactly. Mike McAfee shares a sampling of images showing soldiers wearing chevrons of a different stripe. Despite regulations, a surprising number of variations are documented in the visual record of non-commissioned officer portraits from the Civil War period.

The Last Shot (p. 60)
A quarter-plate ruby ambrotype of Christian Funk and three pals prior to his enlistment in Company H of the 210th Pennsylvania Infantry.

The Winter 2015 Lineup: Noble Faces, Ugly Havelocks and a Hellion in Blue

03-p1-tocDelighted to announce the Table of Contents for the Winter 2015 issue. 60 pages of images include a feature gallery by longtime collector and MI contributor Brian Boeve, a gallery of flag bearers from another longtime contributor, Rick Carlile, a guide to the Havelock hat, “Ugly as the Devil,” by MI Senior Editor Ron Field, and “Hellion in Blue,” a wonderful profile of a New York officer.

You’ll also find all our regular departments and two debut departments—Photo Sleuth: Real life accounts on the research trail by Kurt Luther, and The Honored Few, which features Medal of Honor recipients.

If you like what you see, please take this opportunity to subscribe. The annual cost is $24.95 for four quarterly issues—240 pages of original images of citizen soldiers. MI needs your support, so please step forward and march with our army of core subscribers today!

MI Introduces Digital Edition

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Pleased to announce that the digital edition of Military Images magazine is now available. Formatted identically to the print version, it is produced directly from the master pdf files sent to the printer. Now you can enjoy all the rare and wonderful images, features and departments in every issue of MI on your laptop, tablet or phone. Single issues are now available for purchase at $7.95 each, and the downloadable pdf is yours to keep. The MI digital edition is powered by Tinypass.

Access the MI digital edition now.

Summer 2014 Cover From the Matt Cranford Collection

Delighted to share the cover image for the summer issue of MI, which will be mailed next week. This sixth-plate ruby glass ambrotype by an anonymous photographer is from the exquisite collection of Matt Cranford. Representative images from his holdings are highlighted in a feature gallery.

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Here’s the caption that accompanies the cover image:
A clean-shaven young infantryman is equipped with all the trappings of war. He holds a Model 1816 conversion musket with fixed bayonet in one hand, and grips a single shot percussion pistol in the other. A regulation rubberized canvas backpack with russet leather straps and bedroll is strapped to his back, and hanging from his neck is a black-painted leather haversack and drum canteen. “What’s really striking is the backdrop: A very subtle, low-lying landscape that makes the soldier appear as if he’s marching in high country,” Cranford declares.

Spring 2014 Cover Unveiled

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Delighted to share the cover art for the next issue of Military Images. Special thanks to Rick Brown—This image is from his wonderful collection, which is featured prominently in this issue.

MI is scheduled to be printed next week.

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mi-amazonAmazon shoppers now have the ability to subscribe to Military Images magazine. The just released listing includes sample images from the current issue, and this description:

  • A quarterly magazine dedicated to showcasing, interpreting and preserving early photos of U.S. soldiers and sailors. Established in 1979, MI is a favorite with collectors, researchers, and those with an active interest in military history.
  • Each issue is packed with rare and unpublished photographs of citizen soldiers. Informative captions detail the soldier and his war experience. Feature articles and image galleries highlight various aspects of military photography. Regular departments include Mike McAfee’s Uniforms & History column, and “Stragglers,” a gallery of images submitted by subscribers.
  • Founding editor Harry Roach started MI at a time when the importance of vernacular photographs of soldiers was just beginning to be understood and appreciated. Issue after issue, subscribers glimpsed wonderful tintypes, ambrotypes, and cartes de visite. The tradition continues today under the guidance of editor and publisher Ronald S. Coddington.

Live From Charleston!

02One of the most-repeated responses from last summer’s subscriber survey was to have Military Images represented at Civil War shows. This request came from long-time subscribers who remember the days when founding editor Harry Roach set up a table, gave away copies of the magazine, and photographed images from dealers and attendees.

Now, Military Images is back! This weekend, Anne and I attended the Low Country Civil War Show in Charleston, S.C. Following Harry’s lead, we gave away complimentary copies of the latest issue, and set up a scanner to make high-resolution scans of selected images.

We had a wonderful time. The show provided us an opportunity to meet up and thank current subscribers, to welcome returning and new subscribers, and to let everyone know that MI’s mission to showcase, interpret and preserve historic photographs of soldiers and sailors is as important as ever.

01The support we received throughout was wonderful! Cliff Krainik and George Whiteley shared their thoughts and ideas abut the editorial direction of the magazine. Steve Sylvia of North South Trader’s Civil War magazine was super supportive and generously offered his help. Had productive chats with Cary Delery, Richard Ferry and a large group of others.

A heartfelt hanks to each and everyone I met for your enthusiasm and generosity. It fueled my desire to breathe new life into Military Images. The biggest thanks are reserved for Anne, who spent the majority of the show strolling up and down the aisles meeting and greeting folks on both sides of the table. She was absolutely fantastic, and MI is much better for her presence.

Look for Military Images at the DC Photo Show on March 16.