Photo, Print, Drawing [Unidentified African American soldier in Union uniform with wife and two daughters]

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Title
[Unidentified African American soldier in Union uniform with wife and two daughters]
Summary
Photograph showing soldier in uniform, wife in dress and hat, and two daughters wearing matching coats and hats. In May 1863, U.S. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton issued General Order No. 143 creating the Bureau of U. S. Colored Troops. This image was found in Cecil County, Maryland, making it likely that this soldier belonged to one of the seven U.S.C.T. regiments raised in Maryland. (Source: Matthew R. Gross and Elizabeth T. Lewin, 2010)
Created / Published
[between 1863 and 1865]
Subject Headings
-  United States.--Colored Troops--People--1860-1870
-  African Americans--Military service--1860-1870
-  Soldiers--Union--1860-1870
-  Military uniforms--Union--1860-1870
-  Families--1860-1870
-  Women--1860-1870
-  Children--1860-1870
-  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union
Format Headings
Ambrotypes--1860-1870.
Group portraits--1860-1870.
Portrait photographs--1860-1870.
Genre
Portrait photographs--1860-1870
Group portraits--1860-1870
Ambrotypes--1860-1870
Notes
-  Frame: Berg 7-22.
-  Title devised by Library staff.
-  Additional information in collections file.
-  Digital photo with mat removed by Mike O'Donnell.
-  Unverified identification: Sergeant Samuel Smith of Co. D, 119th United States Colored Troops, wife Mollie, and daughters Mary and Maggie, were identified in The Kentucky Explorer, November 2012, page 39, but no sources used to make the identification were included.
-  Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105)
-  More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj
-  Purchased from: Ross J. Kelbaugh: 19th and 20th Century Photographs & Militaria, Baltimore, Md., 2008.
-  Forms part of: Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs (Library of Congress).
-  Published in: Kelbuagh, Ross J. The Civil War in Maryland: Rare photographs from the collections of the Maryland Historical Society and its members. Baltimore, Md.: Toomey Press, 2006, p. 36.
-  Published in: Echoes of glory : Arms and equipment of the Union. Alexandria, Va.: Time-Life Books, 2000, v. 1.
-  Published in: Miller, William J. and Brian C. Pohanka. An illustrated history of the Civil War, Alexandria, Va.: Time-Life Books, 2000.
-  Published in: "Original Maryland Civil War photographs," Paper & advertising collectors' marketplace, August 2006.
-  Published in: "Rare Civil War photographs exhibited," Antiques & auction news, September 15, 2006.
-  Published in: Wheeler, Linda. "Photo exhibit draws on remarkable private collections," Washington Post, September 14, 2006.
-  Published in: Woodhead, Henry. Echoes of Glory. Alexandria, Va.: Time-Life Books, 1991, p. 13.
-  Published in: The Civil War remembered. Virginia Beach, Va.: Donning Co. Publishers, c2011, p. 50.
-  Exhibited: "The Last Full Measure : Civil War Photographs from the Liljenquist Family Collection" at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2011.
-  Exhibited: "The Civil War in America" at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2012-2013.
-  pp/liljwoch
Medium
1 photograph : quarter-plate ambrotype ; 13.9 x 16.4 cm (frame)
Call Number/Physical Location
AMB/TIN no. 5001 [P&P]
Source Collection
Ambrotype/Tintype filing series (Library of Congress) Liljenquist Family collection (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id
ppmsca 36454 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.36454
ppmsca 26454 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.26454
ppss 00400 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppss.00400
Library of Congress Control Number
2010647216
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-ppmsca-36454 (digital file from original item, tonality adjusted) LC-DIG-ppmsca-26454 (digital file from original item)
Rights Advisory
No known restriction on publication.
Access Advisory
Use digital images. Original served by appointment only because material requires special handling. For more information see: (http:\\www.loc.gov\rr\print\info\617_apptonly.html)
Online Format
image
Description
Photograph showing soldier in uniform, wife in dress and hat, and two daughters wearing matching coats and hats. In May 1863, U.S. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton issued General Order No. 143 creating the Bureau of U. S. Colored Troops. This image was found in Cecil County, Maryland, making it likely that this soldier belonged to one of the seven U.S.C.T. regiments raised in Maryland. (Source: Matthew R. Gross and Elizabeth T. Lewin, 2010)
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2010647216
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  • Rights Advisory: No known restriction on publication.
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  • Call Number: AMB/TIN no. 5001 [P&P]
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[Unidentified African American soldier in Union uniform with wife and two daughters]. United States, None. [Between 1863 and 1865] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2010647216/. (Accessed November 19, 2017.)

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[Unidentified African American soldier in Union uniform with wife and two daughters]. United States, None. [Between 1863 and 1865] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2010647216/.

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