CABINET CARD PHOTO OF A GAR VETERAN ATTRIBUTED TO BE 25TH CONNECTICUT SOLDIER -POSSIBLE MISSING FINGER

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Card is a full standing view of a bearded old veteran wearing a dark slouch hat with an unreadable Post number and the letters “GAR” within a stamped brass wreath on the crown. He also wears a dark five button sack coat with matching trousers. He sports a fluffy white beard that spills down over the top of his chest. On his left breast he wears a GAR membership badge and another reunion ribbon.

The subject is posed in front of a painted backdrop of a tree lined lake and stands leaning on two large boulders. A close look at his right hand seems to show part of the middle finger missing.

Contrast and clarity are good. Image is slightly toned. Paper has light scattered surface dirt and some wear along the edges.

Bottom of the card is marked BOSTON PHOTO ART STUDIO…BRISTOL, RHODE ISLAND.

Reverse has a modern pencil ID of “PVT J W GATES” while in another hand, also in pencil is “CAME W/CDV OF SOLDIER CO. A 25TH CONN (PRIVATE JAMES W. GATES.)”

James W. Gates was a resident of Hartford when he enlisted for nine-months as a private in Company A, 25th Connecticut Volunteers on November 11, 1862. He was promoted to corporal on January 16, 1863 and was mustered out at Hartford on August 26, 1863.

During Gates time with the 25th it was engaged at Irish Bend and the siege of Port Hudson. During its nine months of service the regiment lost 7 officers and 87 enlisted men killed, died of wounds and disease.  [AD] [PH:L]

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