CDV OF 101ST US COLORED TROOPS SURGEON, DR. EDWARD I. FORD

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Chest-up CDV of Dr. Edward I. Ford in a dark double-breasted frock coat with major or lieutenant colonel of staff shoulder straps.

Image has excellent clarity and contrast. Paper and mount are also excellent. Bottom of mount is marked Z. B. PIERCE…BINGHAMTON, N.Y.

Reverse has a modern pencil ID. There is a shadow from a removed tax stamp.

Edward I. Ford was born on June 28, 1825. He was practicing medicine in Binghamton, New York in 1863 when he traveled to Indiana where he accepted a post as an army surgeon. He worked in hospitals at New Albany, Indiana, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri and Hospital No. 8 in Nashville, Tennessee. On September 16, 1864 he was commissioned surgeon of the 101st US Colored Infantry.

The 101st guarded the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and was mustered out on January 21, 1866.

After the war Dr. Ford continued with his medical practice and eventually opened a drug store in Binghamton. He died on November 16, 1908 and is buried in Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania.    [ad]

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