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Albumen Photograph; Civil War, William Maffitt Post, Confederate Surgeon General.

An albumen photo of Confederate Surgeon General. A dignified Major identified as "Col. William Maffitt Post, Surgeon Confederate Army -- Owned Chantilly a large Northern Virginia farm" on backboard. Likely a war date photo, though writing appears to be contemporary with several "September 31, 1956" stamped dates that coincide with most recent framing. A portrait of Colonel John Crowder Owens, 9th Virginia Infantry, executed in an identical format is known to date to 1861. William Moffitt Post is shown on the roster of Confederate Staff Departments as "Chief Surgeon." While his rank would seem to indicate otherwise, no record of Post's wartime activities could be located in the standard bibliographies, including the Official Records. ...[more information available via subscription]

p4A Item B123003
Category:  photographica    Origin:  America
Type:  albumens    Year: 

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