COLLECTION GUIDES

1862-ca. 1865

Guide to the Photograph Collection


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of carte de visite portraits of members of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, taken during the Civil War.

Collection Description

This collection consists of forty-three carte de visite portraits of members of the 20th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment of the Civil War, taken from 1862 to ca. 1865. Subjects include Henry Livermore Abbott, Captain William Francis Bartlett, Caspar Crowninshield, Edward N. Hallowell, Norwood Penrose Hallowell, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., William Raymond Lee, James Jackson Lowell, George Brinton McClellan, Francis Palfrey, William Lowell Putnam, Paul Joseph Revere, John Sedgwick, and Edwin Vose Sumner, among many others. There are also a small number of cartes de visite of members of the 9th Massachusetts Artillery Battery and the 7th Michigan Infantry Regiment. Photographers include James Wallace Black, Frederick L. Lay, and John Adams Whipple of Boston, Mass., as well as Brady's National Photographic Art Gallery of Washington, D.C., among others.

Arrangement

The photographs in this collection are arranged in the order in which they originally appeared in the disbound album.

Acquisition Information

Donor unknown.

Processing Information

Volume disbound January 2002; the album was discarded due to preservation concerns. The photographs are numbered in the order they appeared in the album. All captions and information from the album pages has been reproduced here.

Detailed Description of the Collection

#67.1
Major General George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885), 1862.Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).
Major General Edwin Vose Sumner (1797-1863), 1862.Taken by Brady's National Portrait Galleries (New York & Washington).

Commanded 2nd Corps.

Major General John Sedgwick (1813-1864), 1864.Photographer unknown.

Commanded 2nd Division, 2nd Corps.

Brig. General Napoleon Jackson Tecumseh Dana (1833-1863), n.d.Taken by F. Gutekunst (Philadelphia, Penn.).
Colonel William Raymond Lee (1807-1891), 1862.Taken by Frederick L. Lay (Boston, Mass.).
Lt. Colonel Francis Winthrop Palfrey (1831-1889), 1862.Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).
Major Colonel Paul Joseph Revere (1832-1863), 1862.Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Killed at Gettysburg.

Lt. Adj. Charles L. Peirson (1834-1920), 1862.Taken by Frederick L. Lay (Boston, Mass.).
Assistant Surgeon Nathan Hayward (1830-1866), 1862.Taken by Frederick L. Lay (Boston, Mass.).
#67.10
Captain Henry M. Tremlett (1833-1865), [ca. 1863-1864].Taken by Case & Getchell (Boston, Mass.).
Captain Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1835-1941), 1862.Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).

Company A.

Lt. Charles A. Whittier (1841-1862), 1862.Taken by Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries (New York & Washington, D.C.).

Company A.

#67.13
Captain Ferdinand Dreher (ca. 1822-1863), [ca. 1861-1863].Taken by Frederick L. Lay (Boston, Mass.).

Company B.

Lt. Reinhold Wesselhoeft (1838-1861), 1861.Taken by Frederick L. Lay (Boston, Mass.).

Company C. Killed at Ball's Bluff, Va.

Lt. Alois Babo (1831-1861), 1861.Taken by Frederick L. Lay (Boston, Mass.)

Company C. Killed at Ball's Bluff, Va.

#67.16
Captain William Francis Bartlett (1840-1876), 1862.Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).

Company I.

#67.17
Lt. George Nelson Macy (1837-1875),1862.Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).

Company I.

Lt. Henry Livermore Abbott (1842-1864), 1862.Taken by Black & Case (Boston, Mass.).

Company I. Killed at Wilderness, Va., May 1864.

Captain John C. Putnam (b. ca. 1835), 1862.Taken by Frederick L. Lay (Boston, Mass.).

Company H.

Captain Norwood Penrose Hallowell (1839-1914), 1862.Taken by Broadbent & Co. (Philadelphia, Penn.)

Company H.

#67.21
Lt. Henry H. Sturgis (ca. 1838-1881),1862.Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Company H.

Captain Caspar Crowninshield (1837-1897), 1862.Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).

Company D.

#67.23
Lt. Henry M. Bond (1836-1864), 1864.Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Killed at Wilderness, Va., May 1864.

Lt. Herbert C. Mason, 1863.Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).

Company H.

Captain George A. Schmitt, 1862.Taken by Frederick L. Lay (Boston, Mass.).

Company C.

Lt. James Jackson Lowell (1837-1862), 1862.Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Company E.

#67.27
Lt. William Lowell Putnam (1840-1861), 1862.Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Company E.

Lt. William F. Milton (ca. 1837-1905), [ca. 1862-1865].Taken by Black & Case (Boston, Mass.).

Company G.

#67.29
Lt. William F. Milton (ca. 1837-1905), 1862.Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).

Company G.

Captain Edward N. Hallowell (1837-1871), 1862.Taken by F. Gutekunst (Philadelphia, Penn.).

Company F.

Lt. Arthur R. Curtis (1842-1925), 1862.Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).

Company I.

Lt. Henry Ropes (1839-1863), 1863.Photographer unknown.

Company K.

Colonel Norman Jonathan Hall (1837-1867), [ca. 1860-1862].Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).

7th Michigan Infantry Regiment.

#67.34
Lt. Henry E. Wilkins, 1863.Taken by Case & Getchell (Boston, Mass.).
#67.35-36
Unidentified soldier, Lt. Col. Francis W. Palfrey, and Lt. William F. Milton, 1862.Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).
#67.37
Unidentified field staff and officers, [ca. 1860-1862].Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).
#67.38
Nine unidentified officers of the 20th Massachusetts Infantry, [ca. 1860-1862].Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).
#67.39
Captain John Bigelow (1841-1917), 1862.Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.)

9th Massachusetts Artillery Battery.

#67.40
Lt. Richard S. Milton (d. 1904), 1863.Taken by Black & Case (Boston, Mass.).

9th Massachusetts Artillery Battery.

#67.41
Lt. A[lexander H.] Whittaker (1842-1863), 1863. Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.)

9th Massachusetts Artillery Battery
Inscription: "Killed at Gettysburg."
[N.b.: Whittaker (also spelled Whitaker) was wounded at Gettysburg but died at Roxbury, Mass.]

#67.42
Lt. Christopher Erickson (1842-1863), 1863.Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).

9th Massachusetts Artillery Battery.

#67.43
Lt. George W. Foster, 1864. Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).

9th Massachusetts Artillery Battery.

Preferred Citation

20th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment carte de visite album, Photo Coll. 67, Massachusetts Historical Society Photo. Archives.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Abbott, Henry Livermore, 1842-1864 --Photographs.
Bartlett, William Francis, 1840-1876 --Photographs.
Crowninshield, Caspar, 1837-1897 --Photographs.
Hallowell, Edward N., d. 1871 --Photographs.
Hallowell, Norwood Penrose, 1839-1914 --Photographs.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1841-1935 --Photographs.
Lee, William Raymond, 1807-1891 --Photographs.
Lowell, James Jackson, d. 1862 --Photographs.
McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885 --Photographs.
Palfrey, Francis Winthrop, 1831-1889 --Photographs.
Putnam, William Lowell, 1846-1861 --Photographs.
Revere, Paul Joseph, 1832-1863 --Photographs.
Sedgwick, John, 1813-1864 --Photographs.
Sumner, Edwin Vose, 1797-1863 --Photographs.
Black, James Wallace, 1825-1896, photographer.
Lay, Frederick L., photographer.
Whipple, John Adams, 1822-1891, photographer.

Organizations:

United States. Army. Massachusetts Artillery Battery, 9th (1862-1865)--Photographs.
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 20th (1861-1865)--Photographs.
United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 7th (1861-1865)--Photographs.
Brady National Photographic Art Gallery (Washington, D.C.), photographers.

Subjects:

Soldiers--Massachusetts--Photographs.
Soldiers--Michigan--Photographs.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Photographs.
Cartes de visite.