[Unidentified African American soldier in Union infantry sergeant's uniform and black mourning ribbon with bayonet in front of painted backdrop] (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1863

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[Unidentified African American soldier in Union infantry sergeant's uniform and black mourning ribbon with bayonet in front of painted backdrop]

[between 1863 and 1865]

1 photograph : quarter-plate ambrotype, hand-colored ; 12.0 x 9.5 cm (case)

Title devised by Library staff.
Case: Leather; floral design.
Use digital images. Original served only by appointment because material requires special handling. For more information see: (www.loc.gov/rr/print/info/617_apptonly.html)
Deposit; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (D066)
Forms part of: Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs (Library of Congress).
Forms part of: Ambrotype/Tintype photograph filing series (Library of Congress).

United States.--Army--People--1860-1870.
African Americans--Military service--1860-1870.
Military uniforms--Union--1860-1870.
Mourning clothing & dress--1860-1870.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans.

Format: Portrait photographs--1860-1870.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Ambrotype/Tintype filing series (Library of Congress) (DLC) 2010650518
Liljenquist Family collection (Library of Congress) (DLC) 2010650519

More information about this collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.34365

Call Number: AMB/TIN no. 3022


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    Miss April NYC

    • 28/Jun/2013 20:30:58

    Painted color, nice.

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    • 28/Jun/2013 22:35:48

    Just awesome snap! Lots of great elements in this

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    green zoo

    • 29/Jun/2013 00:27:33

    He is a handsome soldier...and would not have thought he was African American.

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    • 03/Jul/2013 00:08:59

    Memories are made of this.

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    abiding cheese

    • 04/Jul/2013 09:09:18

    The use of African American is a misnomer. These black solders were not Americans. hey were either freed black Americans, slaves, or black Africans. They certainly were not Americans. the continued use of a misnomer does not turn it into a fact. to call them American is blatant hubris and an insult to them and to their descendants who bled and died to become Americans. The continued attempt to paint black Americans whose ancestors were here before the Pilgrims landed and their ancestors with one brush stroke is disingenuous.

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    • 06/Jul/2013 02:32:09

    Wonder, was the ribbon for Lincoln?