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The 31st Virginia Regiment, Confederate Army, included mostly soldiers from North-central Western Virginia (West Virginia).
Wagons and cannons parked at an encampment. Note the laundry hanging on a caisson in the foreground.
An illustrated portrait of Elmer Ellsworth, Colonel of a New York Zouave Unit in the Union Army. A favorite friend of the Lincoln family, Ellsworth was killed by a Southern sympathizer, May, 1861 in Alexandria, Virginia.
Portrait of George R. Boush of  Old Point Comfort, Va., a member of the Restored Government of Virginia's State Constitutional Convention held in Alexandria in 1864.
Bliss was head of one of the largest army hospitals for wounded Union soldiers during the Civil War.
Signed 'My dear Brooke. Very truly your friend, Virginius Newton. (Friends at University of Virginia Law School 1867-1869).'
Inscribed on back, 'This baby was named for my father---but no kin to him. A. B. Harold. He was St. George Brooke Tucker.'
Inscribed on back, 'Friend of St. George Tucker Brooke at University of Virginia Law School and Confederate Army.'
Inscribed on back, 'Friends of St. George Tucker Brooke. Taken while all were attending the University of Virginia Law School---and after all had been Confederate soldiers.'
Portrait of Mary Jackson from the George W. Jackson family photo album.
Portrait of Elizabeth Jackson from the George W. Jackson family photo album.
A portrait of French Ensor Chadwick about the time he graduated from the United States Naval Academy. Chadwick was subsequently promoted to Rear Admiral in 1904.
A portrait of Baby Evelyn Stanley, seven months and eight days old, from the Ellison-Dunlap families collection, Monroe County.
'Mrs. John L. Johnston; Died Feb. 1962'
'Pictures of "Aunt Beck" and her daughters Susan and "Little Hat." Until 1861 these were slaves of my Great Uncle Hiram Haymond, Esq.; Signed: Margaret Morrow; Aug. 24th/59'Contains a revenue stamp on the back of the image.Union Gallery, H.B. Hull, Photographer, Fairmont, W. Va.Research has shown that Rebecca 'Aunt Beck' and her daughters, Susan and Harriet, who was also known as Hattie and "Little Hat," had the last name of Wilson.  When Harriet married, her name became Harriet Wilson Whitley.  As a child she was called Hattie and as an adult she became known as "Aunt Hat."
The dress and hair style were the fashion of the day during the 1860's. the young woman is not identified.
The style of the dress and hair indicates this photograph was taken in the 1860's. The young woman is not identified.
B. D. Gibson, "Port", at age 21, weight 180 lbs.
John T. Gibson, born in 1851, a soldier of the Confederacy with Mosby. The latter said of him, "a brave - gallant child, whom I love."
"For W. Va. Div. U. C. V.'s, ... Genl. Robt White, Comdg. . . use return to General Geo. Moor-... Adjt. Genl. & Chief of Staff U. C. V.'s Common Street, New Orleans, La."
Portrait of the sister of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson. The siblings became estranged after the Civil War broke out. Laura's large sleeve dress and pulled back hair were the fashion during the war.
Stark Arnold was the son of Jonathan and Laura Arnold and the nephew of Lt. General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, CSA. The back of the photograph has a tax stamp. This tax, passed by the United States Congress, was implemented in 1864 to 1866 to help finance the war.
William Payne served under JEB Stuart in Black Horse Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War. He attained the rank of Brigadier General in the Confederate Army, fighting in several major engagements such as the 1862 Peninsula Campaign, Gettysburg and the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. After the war Payne resume his law practice in Warrenton.
A carte de visite photograph of a woman holding a small child. There is a federal revenue stamp on the back of the photograph, indicating a tax had been paid on the image. This stamp tax was passed by Congress to pay for raising costs of the Civil War from 1864 to 1866.
Carte de visite of a well dressed George Deer.
The two men in this carte de visite, were also known as "Uncle Norman " and Uncle Din".
A carte de visite of a well dressed J. M. Young.
A carte de visite of a young woman wearing Civil War period fashion and hair style. There is also a revenue stamp on the back of the photograph with the date "July 24, 1866".
A carte de visite portrait of of a woman, probably a member of the Young or Perkins family of Charleston, West Virginia.

47. Aunt Ri

A carte de visite of three unidentified women dressed in Civil War era fashion and hair style.
A carte de visite of a bearded W. H. K. Dix wearing a suit.
A carte de visite of two women dressed in mid nineteenth century fashion.
A carte de visite of a young boy posed on a fringe trimmed chair.
A carte de visite of a young woman, Mama Young, posed on a fringe trimmed chair and wearing mid-19th century style dress and hair.
A carte de visite of a young girl in curls.
A carte de visite of a woman with long curls and "ear bobs" or earrings.
A carte de visite portrait of an unidentified bearded man wearing a hat. There is a revenue stamp on the back of photograph indicating a tax had been paid on the image. This tax was collected, 1864 to 1866 by the Federal government to pay for the war.
A carte de visite of a profile of a woman, probably Aunt Ri Ong.
A carte de visite of a young boy dressed in his best "bib and tucker".
This carte de visite has a federal revenue stamp on the back indicating a tax was paid on the photograph. This tax was passed by Congress, 1864-1866, to pay for the war. The young woman is wearing the fashion and hair style of the Civil War period.
A carte de visite of a small, bare-foot boy named Harry.

59. Harry

A carte de visite of a young girl in curls.
A carte de visite of a well dressed, bearded, J. M. Young.
A carte de visite of Lincoln probably taken early in his presidency.
A carte de visite image of Union General George B. McClellan and his staff, left to right: Captain Clark, General McClellan striking a napoleonic pose, Captain Van Vliet and Major Barry. Information printed on the bottom of image: "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1862, by M.B. Brady, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the District of Columbia."
Geary commanded the 28th Pennsylvania Regiment and several other companies in the Harpers Ferry and Sandy Hook areas during the Union Army occupation in 1861. Identified officers are, L to R: 3rd from left, Captain Thomas Hollingsworth; 4th, General John Geary; 5th, Major Hector Tyndale.
Fremont was given command of the Mountain Department in Western Virginia in early 1862. He resign his post in the Fall of 1862.
Sigel commanded the Federal forces in the Shenandoah Valley during the Spring of 1864, with many West Virginia units under him. After his defeat at New Market, Virginia, Sigel was reassigned to the Department of West Virginia, protecting the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
Milroy commanded the Cheat Mountain District in 1861, losing his first battle at Camp Allegheny. He surprised Stonewall Jackson at the Battle of McDowell in early May of 1862, inflicting heavy casualties.
Rosecrans was responsible for several Union victories including the Battle of Rich Mountain during the Summer of 1861 in Randolph County, Virginia (West Virginia).
Inscription at the bottom of the image, "Yours ... John Hinebough". The 6th West Virginia Cavalry served in the mountains and the eastern panhandle of West Virginia during the war.
This is a cartes de visite portrait of a young man, identified as "George".

70. George

Cartes de visite of N. H. McGeorge with an unidentified woman. His father married Mary Morgan who was the daughter of Captain Zackquill Morgan II.
Dressed in the fashion of the late 1800s, posing with his arm resting on a chair.
Unidentified older woman wearing a dress and bonnet.
An older woman in a bonnet and polka dot dress. There is a revenue stamp on the back of the photograph indicating a tax was paid to support the Federal War effort during the Civil war.
Young girl in a plaid dress. She is unidentified.
Toddler in a lace dress could be a boy or girl. Very young boys wore dress in the 19th century.
A young boy in a jacket and short trousers.
Toddler in a lace dress. Could be a boy or girl since very young boys wore dresses also.
A dapperly dressed man in a suit and top hat.
Young lady, probably of teen age.
Young man with styled hair wearing a suit and bow tie.
He was a gospel singer, known as the "Sweet Singer of Methodism."
A young woman wearing a high collared top and long, bustled skirt.
An older man with a long, grey beard.
Information included on the back of the carte de viste, " 'Morgantown Hill', morning of 21st, August, '73, Uniontown, In memorial of one of the happiest of days."
Inscribed on the back of photograph, "My uncle R. O. B.". Also has a 2 cent U. S. tax revenue stamp.
Carte de viste of teenage boy.
Cooper replaced John Carlile in the 1861 Virginia State Covention after the vote to secede. He served as an officer in the 31st Virginia Regiment, Confederate Army, for the duration of the Civil War.
Involved in the founding of the state of West Virginia, served as delegate at the first and second Wheeling Conventions, one term in the West Virginia State Senate and State Prosecuting Attorney for Barbour, Randolph, Taylor and Tucker Counties.
Son of Spencer and Sarah Dayton. He died at the age of 18.
This photograph taken while Dayton was a student at WVU. He was the son of Spencer and Sarah Dayton of Philippi. He would subsequently serve in Congress and as a judge in the Federal Courts in West Virginia.
Carte de visite portrait of Fairmont businessman, B. Fleming.
Portrait of a young James H. Miller
Wise served as governor of Virginia, 1856-1860. He supported Virginia's secession from the United States in 1861 and began waging war against the Union before the Ordinance of Secession was passed, by ordering the Virginia Militia to forcibly take possession of the U. S. facilities at Harpers' Ferry and Norfolk.  Subsequently Wise was commissioned a brigadier general in the Confederate Army and after the war labeled himself  an "unsubmitting rebel",  refusing to take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States government. Bitter toward Western Virginia and later West Virginia,  Wise judged the new state as a “bastard child of a political rape”.
Known as the "Chancellorsville Portrait", this photograph was taken less then a week before the Battle of Chancellorsville, where Jackson was mortally wounded. The original photographer was Mr Minnis of Minnis and Cromwell from Richmond, Va. This carte de visite is by Tanner & Vannes of Lynchburg, Va.