A well armed Corporal Currier of the 35th New York Infantry poses for Matthew Brady.
Another view from Matthew Brady’s series, “Illustrations of Camp Life,” featuring a well armed Corporal John H. Currier, Co. “H,” 35th New York Infantry. Currier mustered in June of 1861, promoted to sergeant in November of 1862, and mustered out on June 5th, 1863. Currier left a pencil inscription on the reverse, ” Presented by John H. Currier / To Milard May.” The 35th New York saw a good deal of fighting from the 2nd Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, to Fredericksburg.
Currier wears a New York style jacket; he wears the cartridge box on waist belt, along with a small frame revolver, that might be a S & W No. 2 Army revolver, and he holds an earlier pattern musket.
This series has cartes that were larger than the typical, being 2 7/8 x 4 1/8 inches, and no trimming of any kind.
Very good overall.
From the Michael McAfee Collection