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Collection Unidentified Wisconsin Civil War Soldier
WVM ID Number WVM Mss 1901
Object Name Archive
Title Unidentified tintype of a Wisconsin Civil War soldier, [between 1861-1862]
Year Range from 1861
Year Range to 1862
Event Civil War
Description Tintype of an unidentified Civil War soldier from Wisconsin. The image shows the soldier seated, and wearing a state-issued five button sack coat, with corporal chevrons visible on one sleeve. The soldier is also holding a rifle in one hand and a revolver in the other. The uniform indicates that the soldier served in either the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th or the 17th Wisconsin Infantry Regiments, and also indicates the image was taken sometime between 1861 and 1862.
Extent and Medium of Description 1 photograph : tintype
History Provenance of the image is unclear. The original owners of the image believed the tintype depicted Jerome Crandell, a relative who served in the Civil War. But further investigation indicated that Crandall served in the 26th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, a regiment that is not known to ever have been issued the uniform shown in the image. No further provenance was provided by the family.
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Subjects Soldiers -- Wisconsin.
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Tintypes (prints).
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Portraits.
United States.