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Association of Officers of the 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment Carte de Visite Album

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ca. 1863-1875

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Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of cartes de visite portraits of members of the Association of Officers of the 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, one of Massachusetts' two black infantry regiments during the Civil War.

Collection Description

One album containing twenty-nine cartes de visite of members of the Association of Officers of the 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, one of Massachusetts' two black infantry regiments during the Civil War. The Association was a veterans' organization for officers who served with that regiment, and the photos are mostly of white officers from the 55th, as well as one carte de visite of an unidentified black soldier. Many of the photographs are identified and were taken both during and after the Civil War. Photographers include H.C. Foster (of Charlestown and Morris Island, S.C.), Amos H. Locke (of Plymouth, Mass.)., and John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.), among others.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the estate of Allen D. Russell, through Mrs. Paul Aldrich, Nov. 1989.

Arrangement

The photographs in this collection are arranged in the order in which they appear in the album.

Detailed Description of the Collection

p. 1#59.1
Unidentified officer, n.d.Photographer unknown.
p. 2#59.2
Unidentified man, ca. 1870.Taken by
Augustus Marshall
(Boston, Mass.).
p. 3#59.3
Unidentified officer, n.d.Photographer unknown.
p. 4#59.4
Unidentified black soldier, n.d.Photographer unknown.
p. 5#59.5
Unidentified man, ca. 1863-1875.Taken by
John P. Soule
(Boston, Mass.).
p. 6#59.6
Unidentified officer, ca. 1863-1864.Taken by
G.W. Beal
(Natick, Mass.).
p. 7#59.7
Unidentified officer, n.d.Taken by
H.C. Foster
(Charlestown, S.C.).
p. 8#59.8
Lieutenant
Peter N. Sprague
, Company A, n.d.
Taken by
H.C. Foster
(Morris Island, S.C.).
p. 9#59.9
Unidentified man, n.d.Taken by
Foss
(Boston, Mass.).
p. 10#59.10
Captain
Charles B. Grant
, Company B, ca. 1863-1868.
Taken by
S. Masury
(Boston, Mass.).
p. 11#59.11
Captain
Charles C. Soule
, Company K, n.d.
Taken by
H.C. Foster
(Charlestown, S.C.).
p. 12#59.12
Unidentified officer, 1867.Taken by
J.C. Spooner's Picture Palace (Springfield, Mass.)
.
p. 13#59.13
Lieutenant
E. Harris Jewett
, Company E, n.d.
Photographer unknown.
p. 14#59.14
Unidentified officer, ca. 1864-1866.Taken by
A. H. Locke
(Plymouth, Mass.).
p. 15#59.15
Captain
Thomas F. Ellsworth
, Company I, n.d.
Taken by
H.C. Foster
(Charlestown, S.C.).
p. 16
Blank.
p. 17#59.16
Unidentified lieutenant, n.d.Taken by
H.C. Foster
(Morris Island, S.C.).
p. 18#59.17
Surgeon
Burt G. Wilder
, ca. 1865.
Taken by
John Adams Whipple
(Boston, Mass.).
p. 19#59.18
Colonel
Charles B. Fox
, ca. 1865.
Taken by
John Adams Whipple
(Boston, Mass.).
p. 20#59.19
Lieutenant
Thomas S. Harmon
, Company E, n.d.
Taken by
H.C. Foster
(Morris Island, S.C.).
p. 21#59.20
Lieutenant
Wylly Gannett
, Company E, n.d.
Photographer unknown.
p. 22#59.21
Unidentified officer, 1865.Taken by
W. Fred Carpenter
(Foxboro, Mass.).
p. 23#59.22
Unidentified officer, ca. 1868-1874.Taken by
George Kendall Warren
(Cambridge, Mass.).
p. 24#59.23
Colonel
Alfred S. Hartwell
, ca. 1863-1869.
Taken by
A. Sonrel
(Boston, Mass.).
p. 25#59.24
Unidentified man, ca. 1864-1866.Taken by
A.H. Locke
(Plymouth, Mass.).
p. 26#59.25
Unidentified man., n.d.Taken by
S. Measury
(Boston, Mass.).
[Probably taken by
Samuel Masury
of Boston, Mass.]
p. 27#59.26
Unidentified officer., n.d.Taken by
John Adams Whipple
(Boston, Mass.).
p. 28#59.27
Unidentified lieutenant, ca. 1864-1866.Taken by
A.H. Locke
(Plymouth, Mass.).
p. 29#59.28
Unidentified major, n.d.Taken by
Black & Case (Boston, Mass. and Newport, R.I.)
.
p.30#59.29
Captain
George M. Woodward
, Company D, ca. 1864-1875.
Taken by
Claflin's Photographic Gallery (Worcester, Mass.)
.

Preferred Citation

Association of Officers of the 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment carte de visite album, Photo. Coll. 59, 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:

Whipple, John Adams, 1822-1891, photographer.
Locke, Amos H., photographer.
Foster, H.C., photographer.

Organizations:

Association of Officers of the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry--Photographs.
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 55th (1863-1865)--Photographs.
United States. Army--Afro-American troops--Photographs.

Subjects:

Soldiers--Massachusetts--Photographs.
Veterans--Massachusetts--Photographs.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Photographs.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Participation, Afro-American--Photographs.
Cartes de visite
Card photograph albums