COLLECTION GUIDES

ca. 1861-ca. 1866

Guide to the Photograph Collection


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of one album containing twenty-six cartes de visite of soldiers from the 20th, 24th, 44th, and 45th Massachusetts Infantry regiments of the Civil War.

Collection Description

Album containing twenty-six cartes de visite of soldiers from the 20th, 24th, 44th, and 45th Massachusetts Infantry regiments of the Civil War. Includes a loose clipping of a poem memorializing the death of a soldier in 1863. Photographers include James Wallace Black, James Adams Whipple, Black & Batchelder, and Silsbee, Case, & Co., among others. Most of the photographs are identified.

Acquisition Information

This collection was a gift to the Massachusetts Historical Society from Katherine Homans in March 1955.

Arrangement

These photos are arranged in the order in which they appear in the album.

Detailed Description of the Collection

p. 1-5
Blank.
p. 6#58.1
Stevenson, Thomas Greeley (1836-1864).Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).

Colonel, 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. "Killed at Battle of the Wilderness."

p. 7#58.2
Stevenson, Robert H.Photographer unknown.

Major, 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Company C.

p. 8#58.3
Lowell, James Jackson (1838-1862).Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Lieutenant, 20th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.

p. 9#58.4
Perkins, William E. Taken by Black & Batchelder (Boston, Mass).

Lieutenant, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. Sergeant, 44th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.

p. 10#58.5
Dwight, Howard (d. 1863). Taken by Black & Batchelder (Boston, Mass).

Captain, 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.

Includes loose clipping of poem memorializing the death of Howard Dwight on 4 May 1863.

p. 11#58.6
Dwight, C.; Amory, G.G.; and Hammond, L.Taken by E. Jacobs (New Orleans, La.).
p. 12#58.7
Pratt, William.Taken by S. Masury (Boston, Mass.).

Captain, 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Company D.

p. 13#58.8
Clark, Robert Farley.Taken by James Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Captain, 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Company F.

p. 14-16
Blank.
p. 17#58.9
Stackpole, J. Lewis. Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).

Captain, 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Company I.

p. 18#58.10
Sargent, Daniel (b. 1838).Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).

Lieutenant, 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Company E.

p. 19#58.11
Unidentified.
p. 20#58.12
Gardner, George W. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Captain, 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Company B.

p. 21#58.13
Turner, James H. Taken by Silsbee, Case, & Co. (Boston, Mass.).

Lieutenant, 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Company A.

p. 22#58.14
Homans, George Henry (d. 1890).Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Captain, 45th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Company K.

p. 23
Blank.
p. 24#58.15
Hooper, Charles H. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Colonel, 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.

p. 25#58.16
Bell, James B.Photographer unknown.

Captain, 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Company C.

p. 26#58.17
Sumner, Edwin Vose (1797-1863). Photographer unknown.Published by E. Anthony (Firm).

Major General.

p. 27#58.18
Redding, William F. Taken by Silsbee, Case, & Co. (Boston, Mass.).

Captain, 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Company A.

p. 28#58.19
Dwight, Chapman (b. 1844). Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Rank and company unknown.

p. 29#58.20
Unidentified naval officer.Photographer unknown.
p. 30#58.21
Sheridan, Philip Henry (1831-1888). Taken by Charles DeForest Fredericks (New York, N.Y.).

Major General.

loose#58.22
Scott, Winfield (1786-1866). Taken by Silsbee, Case, & Co. (Boston, Mass.).

Lieutenant General.

loose#58.23
Peabody, Oliver White (1834-1896).Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).

Colonel, 45th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.

loose#58.24
Unidentified colonel.Taken by F.L. Lay (Boston, Mass.).
loose#58.25
Officers of the 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, field officers and staff, 1861.Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).

(Left to right) Mellen, W.R.G., Chaplain. Anderson, John F. Osborn, Francis A. Stevenson, Thomas G., Colonel. Stevenson, Robert H. Green, Samuel Abbott. Hutchinson, William V. Curtis, Hall.

loose#58.26
"All Quiet on the Potomac." Lithograph.Published by E. & H.T. Anthony (Firm).

Preferred Citation

Homans family Civil War carte de visite album, Photo. Coll. 58, 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:

Black, James Wallace, 1825-1896, photographer.
Whipple, John Adams, 1822-1891, photographer.

Organizations:

United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 20th (1861-1865)--Photographs.
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 24th (1861-1866)--Photographs.
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 44th (1862-1863)--Photographs.
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 45th (1862-1863)--Photographs.
Black & Batchelder (Boston, Mass.), photographers.
Silsbee, Case, & Co. (Boston, Mass.), photographers.

Subjects:

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