A great armed image of the 6th NY cavalryman, who was captured at Bristow Station, Va in 1863.
CDV- Autographed 6th New York Cavalry Image. Signed in period ink, “Mr. Wm. A Taylor / 6th N.Y. Cavalry,” taken by Wenderoth & Taylor, Philadelphia.
The roster has William A. Taylor assigned to Company “E,” in September of 1861, promoted to corporal and later sergeant, then discharged in June 1865 at Cloud’s Mills, Va. He was captured October 14, 1863 at Bristow Station, Va., paroled March 7, 1864 at City Point, Va.
The photographer from Philadelphia, must have taken this image about the time the regiment wintered at York, Pa.
The 23 year old Taylor, is seen wearing a federal issue cavalry shell jacket, while holding firmly to his M1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber. The forage cap next to him on the table has a clear view of the regimental insignia.
Very good condition, with clipped corners, and a ding on the lower right of the mount.
From the Michael McAfee Collection.