CDV OF UNIDENTIFIED CONFEDERATE OFFICER -- LIKELY A PRISONER OF WAR

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This is a carte de visite of an unidentified Confederate officer. Bust view wearing double breasted frock with collar insignia; Lieutenant or Captain. Image is clear with good contrast. Mount remains in good condition with corners slightly trimmed. Photographer's backmark, Landy, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Due to the Ohio photographer's backmark, it is likely that this officer was a prisoner at one of the camps in Ohio, and possibly captured on General Morgan's cavalry raid into the state.

Morgan's Raid went through Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. The raid took place from June 11 to July 26, 1863. The raid covered more than 1,000 miles beginning in Tennessee and ending in northern Ohio. It coincided with the Vicksburg Campaign and the Gettysburg Campaign, and it was meant to draw Union troops away from these fronts by frightening the North into demanding its troops return home. Despite his initial successes, Morgan was thwarted in his attempts to recross the Ohio River and eventually was forced to surrender what remained of his command in northeastern Ohio near the Pennsylvania border. Morgan and other senior officers were held in the Ohio Penitentiary, but they tunneled their way out and took a train to Cincinnati, where they crossed the Ohio River to safety.

From the William Turner collection.  [jet] [PH:L]

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