CDV OF UNIDENTIFIED "PETERSBURG GUARD" -- PETERSBURG BACKMARK

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This is a second generation image; a photo of an older existing, matted photo, made in 1872. This well-uniformed gentleman is shown in an oval photograph, seated in a studio setting. He wears a single-breasted military frock coat with fringed epaulettes, trousers with stripe, sash, and belt with two-piece buckle. Image is clear with good contrast. Plain mount with rounded corners. Photographer’s backmark, E.J. Rees, Petersburg, Va. A pencil note on back reads, "Copy of Amb[rotype] Petersburg Guard."

The famous 12th Virginia Infantry, a.k.a. the “Petersburg” regiment, traces its roots to several local militia groups of the 1850s. Among those units was the Petersburg Guard. This proud militiaman is likely of that group. The 12th Virginia Infantry went on to fight in most of the major battles of the eastern theater.

From the late William A. Turner collection.  [jet] [ph:L]

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