Samuel F. Harsh of Barbour County (W. Va.) Home Guard
Harsh stood strongly with the Union during the Civil War in the midst of a Confederate stronghold in Barbour County. He served under Captain Michael T. Haller. This cased image of Harsh is possibly a ambrotype.
Union Corporal Jacob Pierpoint, 19th Indiana Vol. Regiment
Pierpoint was originally from Morgantown, Virginia (later West Virginia. He was employed in Indiana at the start of the Civil War and enlisted in a Indiana regiment. His parents, also loyal to the Union, were still living in Morgantown. This cased image is probably an ambrotype.
Cased Portrait of Nathaniel Bailee [Baillie] of Hansford, W. Va.
An ambrotype portrait of Nathaniel Alcock Bailee [Baillie] dressed in an unidentified uniform. Bailee was a chief civil engineer during the construction of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad in the Kanawha Valley, ca. 1867-1873.
Cased Portrait of William G. Brown Sr. and Daniel D. T. Farnsworth, Western Virginia (West Virginia)
Ambrotype image of two prominent political leaders, active in the formation and government of West Virginia. The reverse side of the image has a political advertisement stating, "People's Ticket; For Congress, Wm G. Brown. Senate, Dan D. T. Farnsworth." Brown did serve in the United States House of Representatives before and during the Civil War. Farnsworth was never elected to the Senate, however he did served in the West Virginia Legislature for several terms and as Interim-Governor in 1869.