FULL STANDING PRE-WAR VIEW OF A MEMBER OF GENERAL JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON AND GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET STAFF

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Item Code: 1138-1641

CDV is of Osman Latrobe posed al-la-Napoleon with one hand thrust in his coat and the other behind his back. He stands by a high-backed chair, wearing a black suit.

Contrast and clarity are excellent. Paper and mount are also very good.

Reverse has no photographer’s imprint. Top has an old pencil ID that reads “OSMOND LATROBE. MARCH 1861.”

Image is from the collection of the late William A. Turner. Mr. Turner has noted that this photo comes from the album of S. T. WALLIS.”

Osmun Latrobe was born April 12, 1835 in Natchez, Mississippi. He attended the Maryland Military Academy.

He entered Confederate service as a captain in the Adjutant General’s Department on March 15, 1862. He served on the staff of General D. R. Jones and then with General James Longstreet. It is said in his obituary that he was part of General Longstreet’s staff when they famously manned a cannon in the Piper orchard at Antietam on September 17, 1862.

Latrobe was promoted to major on February 12, 1864 and was also wounded in the right hand and thigh in the Wilderness. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel on December 19, 1864 and was surrendered at Appomattox.

After the war he went into the railroad business operating in St. Petersburg, Russia and London, England before returning to the United States. .

He died on October 8, 1915 in New York City and is buried in Green Mount Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland.  [ad][ph:L]

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