CDV- Post War View Of Two Id’d Amputee Veterans – SOLD

A post war image of two veterans who both lost an arm each at the Petersburg, Va.

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Researching these two veterans has led me to believe they are Private Edwin S. Kellogg of the 89th NY Infantry holding the flag, and Corporal George W. Brown of the 157th Penn. Infantry, with the trumpet on his knee.  I found several images of both this view and another with Brown holding a musket.  Both of these soldiers each lost an arm after being wounded at Petersburg, Va.  Many veteran that had been left maimed after the war, made photos like this to sell to raise money for themselves.  What little work was available to them, and a meager pension was not much to live on.

The mount color is a manila color, with no photographer back mark.  I would say late 1860s- early 70s.

There is some light creasing, visible from an angle only.

Very good condition.


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Weight .5 lbs