CDV NICE SEATED VIEW OF MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIER

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CDV is a full seated view of a young Union soldier named Franklin Clayton. The subject is posed next to a table seated in a chair. His legs are crossed and one arm rests on the table. Clayton wears a frock coat and vest with trousers that have been tinted light blue. His forage cap sits on the table next to his arm. One of the curtains behind him is tinted pink. Across the bottom of the mount in pencil is a period inscription that reads “PRIVATE FRANK CLAYTON.”

Photographers imprint on back id for “G. K. PROCTOR… SALEM, MASS.” Back of the image also has a orange tax stamp. Image is clear and the contrast is good. Surface has some light dirt from age and storage.

Franklin Clayton was an 18 year old Cordwainer from Beverly, Mass. when he enlisted in the 2nd Company Mass. Unattached Infantry on May 3, 1864 for 90 days. He served with his company at Eastern Point in Gloucester, Mass. and was discharged August 6, 1864. Franklin enlisted a second time in the same unit for duty in the same place on November 16, 1864 and was mustered out on July 7, 1865.  [ad]

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