COLLECTION GUIDES

ca. 1860-1866

Guide to the Photograph Collection


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of an album containing 93 carte de visite portraits of Union officers who fought in the Civil War, taken ca. 1860-1866. The album was collected and assembled by Joshua Huntington Wolcott for his grandson, Roger Wolcott, Jr., probably between 1877-1880.

Collection Description

Album containing 93 carte de visite portraits of Union officers who fought in the Civil War, taken ca. 1860-1866. The album was collected and assembled by Joshua Huntington Wolcott for his grandson, Roger Wolcott, Jr., probably between 1877-1880. Subjects include Huntington F. Wolcott, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert Gould Shaw, among others, as well as a number of officers from the 2nd and 20th Massachusetts Infantry Regiments, among other regiments. There is also one photograph of an African-American soldier, Nicholas Said, a private with the 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. Includes one envelope of clippings originally found between the pages of the album and a letter from Roger Wolcott to his wife. Photographers include John Adams Whipple and Brady's National Portrait Gallery, among many others.

All of the photographs are identified and captioned in the hand of Joshua Huntington Wolcott. The album is inscribed in Wolcott's hand, "For my dear little grandson/ Roger Wolcott Jun." Included with the album are photocopies of clippings originally found between the album pages, as well as a transcription in Roger Wolcott's hand and dedicated to his wife of a passage by James Freeman Clarke.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Wolcott family, through Samuel Wolcott, 1990.

Arrangement

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

Detailed Description of the Collection

p. 1#70.1 digitized
Ellsworth, Elmer Ephraim (1837-1861), ca. 1861. Taken by Silsbee, Case, & Co. (Boston, Mass.).

Inscribed with Ellsworth's signature.

p. 1#70.2 digitized
Winthrop, Theodore (d. 1861), ca. 1861. Taken by Silsbee, Case, & Co. (Boston, Mass.).
p. 2#70.3 digitized
Lowell, Charles (1835-1864), ca. 1864. Taken by Black & Case (Boston, Mass.).

Brigadier General, 2nd Mass. Cavalry Regiment.

p. 2#70.4 digitized
Wolcott, Huntington F. (1846-1865), ca. 1861-1864. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Lieutenant, 2nd Mass. Cavalry Regiment, Co. I.

p. 3#70.5 digitized
Putnam, William Lowell (1840-1861), ca. 1861. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Lieutenant, 20th Mass. Infantry Regiment, Co. E.

p. 3#70.6 digitized
Lowell, James J. (1838-1862), ca. 1861-1862. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Lieutenant, 20th Mass. Infantry Regiment, Co. E.

p. 4#70.7 digitized
Lyon, Nathaniel, ca. 1861. Photographer unknown.

Brigadier General.

p. 4#70.8 digitized
Kearney, Philip (1815-1862), ca. 1861-1862. Taken by Henry Ulke (Washington, D.C.).

Major General.

p. 5#70.9 digitized
Perkins, James Amory (1836-1863), ca. 1861-1863. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).
p. 5#70.10 digitized
Lander, Frederick West (1821-1862), ca. 1861-1862. Taken by Brady's National Portrait Gallery.

Brigadier General.

p. 6#70.11 digitized
Sumner, Edwin Vose (1797-1863), ca. 1861-1863. Photographer unknown.

General.

p. 6#70.12 digitized
Mason, Philip D. (d. 1864) and Herbert C. Mason (1840-1864), ca. 1864. Taken by Black & Case (Boston, Mass.).

Philip D. Mason was Lieutenant, 1st U.S. Artillery Regiment. Herbert C. Mason was Captain, 20th Mass. Infantry Regiment, Co. H.

p. 7#70.13 digitized
Willard, Sydney (1831-1862), ca. 1861-1862. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Major, 35th Mass. Infantry Regiment. Co. I.

p. 7#70.14 digitized
Peabody, Oliver W. (b. 1834), ca. 1863-1865. Taken by Antoine Sonrel (Boston, Mass.).

Captain, 45th Mass. Infantry Regiment.

p. 8#70.15 digitized
Bowditch, Nathaniel (1840-1863), 1860. Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).

Lieutenant, 1st Mass. Cavalry, Co. L.

p. 8#70.16 digitized
Ropes, Henry (1839-1863), ca. 1861-1863. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Lieutenant, 20th Mass. Infantry Regiment, Co. K.

p. 9#70.17 digitized
Stearns, Frazer Augustus (1840-1862), ca. 1861-1862. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).
p. 9#70.18 digitized
Stone, Goodwin Atkins (1841-1864), ca. 1861-1864. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Captain, 2nd Mass. Cavalry Regiment, Co. K and Co. L.

p. 10#70.19 digitized
Dwight, Wilder (1832-1862), ca. 1860-1862. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd Mass. Infantry Regiment.

p. 10#70.20 digitized
Dwight, Howard (d. 1863), ca. 1861-1863. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Captain and Asst. Adj., U.S. Volunteers; Captain, 4th Missouri Cavalry Regiment, Co. E.

p. 11#70.21 digitized
Foote, Andrew Hull (1806-1863), ca. 1861-1862. Taken by Allen & Horton (Boston, Mass.).Photograph of artwork; original artist unknown.

Commander, U.S. Navy.

p. 11#70.22 digitized
Dupont, Samuel Francis (1803-1865), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by Earles Gallery (Philadelphia, Penn.).

Admiral, U.S. Navy.

p. 12#70.23 digitized
Ware, Robert (1833-1863), ca. 1862-1863. Taken by John Payson Soule (Boston, Mass.).

Surgeon, 44th Mass. Infantry Regiment.

p. 12#70.24 digitized
Fox, Thomas Bayley (1838-1863), ca. 1861-1863. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Captain, 2nd Mass. Infantry Regiment, Co. K and Co. C.

p. 13#70.25 digitized
Cary, Richard (1836-1862), ca. 1861-1862. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Captain, 2nd Mass. Infantry Regiment, Co. G.

p. 13#70.26 digitized
Williams, W. B., ca. 1861-1865. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Lieutenant.

Misidentified in caption as "Col. Paul J. Revere"

p. 14[omitted]
[Photo of Gen. Mansfield missing.]
p. 14#70.27 digitized
Mudge, Charles R. (1840-1863), ca. 1860-1863. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd Mass. Infantry Regiment.

p. 15#70.28 digitized-#70.29 digitized
Shaw, Robert Gould (1838-1863), ca. 1861-1863. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Colonel, 54th Mass. Infantry Regiment.

p. 16#70.30 digitized
Mills, Charles J., ca. 1863-1865. Taken by Antoine Sonrel (Boston, Mass.).

Major, 2nd Mass. Infantry Regiment, Co. I.

p. 16#70.31 digitized
Wolcott, Huntington F. (1846-1865), ca. 1860-1865. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

2nd Mass. Cavalry Regiment, Co. I.

p. 17#70.32 digitized
Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865), ca. 1861-1865. Photographer unknown.
p. 17#70.33 digitized
Johnson, Andrew (1808-1875), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by Alexander Gardner (Washington, D.C.).
p. 18#70.34 digitized
Grant, Ulysses Simpson (1822-1885), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.)
p. 18#70.35 digitized
Meade, George Gordon (1815-1872), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by F. Gutekunst (Philadelphia, Penn.).

Major General.

p. 19#70.36 digitized
Sherman, William Tecumseh (1820-1891), ca. 1861-1865. Photographer unknown.

Major General.

p. 19#70.37 digitized
Sheridan, Philip Henry (1831-1888), ca. 1861-1865. Photographer unknown.

Major General.

p. 20#70.38 digitized
Anderson, Robert (1805-1871), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by F. Gutekunst (Philadelphia, Penn.).

Brigadier General.

p. 20#70.39 digitized
"The Monitor, 2 guns, and Merrimac, 10 guns, in Hampton Roads, March 9th, 1862," ca. 1863-1865. Taken by Goupil's (New York, N.Y.).Photo of artwork; original art by Currier & Ives.
p. 21#70.40 digitized
Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865), 6 Mar. 1865. Taken by Henry Franklin Warren (Waltham, Mass.).

Caption on photograph: "The last Photograph of President Lincoln. Taken on the Balcony at the White House, March 6, 1865, by H. F. Warren, Waltham, Mass."

p. 21#70.41 digitized
Seward, William Henry (1801-1872), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by Mathew Brady (New York, N.Y.).
p. 22#70.42 digitized
Halleck, Henry Wager (1815-1872), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by Brady's National Portrait Gallery; published by E. Anthony (New York, N.Y.).
p. 22#70.43 digitized
Stanton, Edwin McMasters (1814-1869), ca. 1862-1865. Photographer unknown.

Secretary of War, 1862-1868.

p. 23#70.44 digitized
Scott, Winfield (1786-1866), ca. 1861-1866. Taken by Silsbee, Case, & Co. (Boston, Mass.).

Major General.

p. 23#70.45 digitized
McClellan, George Brinton (1826-1885), ca. 1862. Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).

Major General.

p. 24#70.46 digitized
Franklin, William Buel (1823-1903), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by R. W. Addis at McClees Gallery (Washington, D.C.).

Brigadier General.

p. 24#70.47 digitized
Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) and Tad, ca. 1861-1865. Taken by Brady's National Portrait Gallery.

p. 25#70.48 digitized
Hunter, David (1802-1886), ca. 1861-1865. Photographer unknown.

Major General.

p. 25#70.49 digitized
Butler, Benjamin Franklin (1818-1893), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by Brady's National Portrait Gallery.

Major General.

p. 26#70.50 digitized
Rosecrans, William Starke (1819-1898), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by Brady's National Portrait Gallery.

Major General.

p. 26#70.51 digitized
Heintzelman, Samuel Peter (1805-1880), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by Brady's National Portrait Gallery.
p. 27#70.52 digitized
Hancock, Winfield Scott (1824-1886), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by F. Gutekunst (Philadelphia, Penn.).

Major General.

p. 27#70.53 digitized
Gibbon, John (1827-1896), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by J. E. McClees (Philadelphia, Penn.).

Major General.

p. 28#70.54 digitized
Hooker, Joseph (1814-1879), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by Brady's National Portrait Gallery.

Major General.

p. 28#70.55 digitized
Gilmore, Quincy Adams (1825-1888), ca. 1861-1865. Photographer unknown.

Major General.

p. 29#70.56 digitized
Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss (1816-1894), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by Brady's National Portrait Gallery.

Major General.

p. 29#70.57 digitized
McPherson, James Birdseye (1828-1864), ca. 1861-1864. Taken by Brady's National Portrait Gallery.

Major General.

p. 30#70.58 digitized
Burnside, Ambrose Everett (1824-1881), ca. 1861-1865. Photographer unknown.

Major General.

p. 30#70.59 digitized
Farragut, David Glasgow (1801-1790), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by Brady's National Portrait Gallery.

Admiral, U.S. Navy.

p. 31#70.60 digitized
Gibbs, Alfred (1823-1868), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by Brady's National Portrait Gallery.

Brigadier General.

p. 31#70.61 digitized
Wolcott, Huntington F. (1846-1865), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Lieutenant, 2nd Mass. Cavalry Regiment, Co. I.

p. 32#70.62 digitized
Slocom, Henry Warner (1827-1894), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by Alexander Gardner (Washington, D.C.).
p. 32#70.63 digitized
Thomas, George H. (1816-1870), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by Brady's National Portrait Gallery.

Major General.

p. 33#70.64 digitized
Custer, George Armstrong (1839-1876), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by Brady's National Portrait Gallery.

Brigadier General.

p. 33#70.65 digitized
Dix, John Adams (1798-1879), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).

Major General.

p. 34#70.66 digitized
Logan, John Alexander (1826-1886), ca. 1861-1865. Photographer unknown.

Major General.

p. 34#70.67 digitized
Poe, Orlando Metcalf (1832-1895), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by Brady's National Portrait Gallery.

Brigadier General.

p. 35#70.68 digitized
Schofield, John McAllister (1831-1906), ca. 1861-1865.Taken by Brady's National Portrait Gallery.

Major General.

p. 35[omitted]
[Photo of "Sheridan" missing.]

p. 36#70.69 digitized
Wild, Edward Augustus (1825-1891), ca. 1863-1864. Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).

Brigadier General.

p. 36#70.70 digitized
Grant, Ulysses Simpson (1822-1885), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by Henry Franklin Warren (Waltham, Mass.).

Brigadier General.

p. 37#70.71 digitized
Canby, Edward Richard Sprigg (1817-1873), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by Gurney & Son (New York, N.Y.).
p. 37#70.72 digitized
Farragut, David Glasgow (1801-1870), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Admiral, U.S. Navy.

p. 38#70.73 digitized
Mitchell, Ormsby Macknight (1809-1862), ca. 1861-1862. Photographer unknown.

Major General.

p. 38#70.74 digitized
Hancock, Winfield Scott (1824-1886), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by J.E. McClees (Philadelphia, Penn.).

Major General.

p. 39#70.75 digitized
Bartlett, William Francis (1840-1876), ca. 1865. Taken by Black & Case (Boston, Mass.).
p. 39#70.76 digitized
Sprague, John Wilson (1817-1893), ca. 1863-1864. Taken by Case & Getchell (Boston, Mass.).

Brigadier General.

p. 40#70.77 digitized
Goldsborough, Louis Malesherbes (1805-1877), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).
p. 40#70.78 digitized
Davis, Charles H. (1807-1877), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by Brady's National Portrait Gallery.

Rear-Admiral, U.S. Navy.

p. 41#70.79 digitized
Smith, William Farrar (1824-1903), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by Brady's National Portrait Gallery.

Major General.

p. 41#70.80 digitized
Howard, Oliver Otis (1830-1909), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by Brady's National Portrait Gallery.
p. 42#70.81 digitized
Stevenson, Thomas Greely (1836-1864), ca. 1864. Taken by Black & Case (Boston, Mass.).

Brigadier General.

p. 42#70.82 digitized
Peabody, Everett (d. 1862), ca. 1861-1862. Photographer unknown.

Colonel, 25th Missouri Regiment.

p. 43#70.83 digitized
Abbott, Edward G. (1841-1862), ca. 1861-1862. Taken by James Wallace Black (Boston, Mass.).

Captain, 2nd Mass. Infantry Regiment, Co. A.

p. 43#70.84 digitized
Abbott, Henry L. (1842-1864), ca. 1863-1864. Photographer unknown.

Major, 20th Mass. Infantry Regiment, Co. I.

p. 44#70.85 digitized
Sedgwick, John (1813-1864), ca. 1861-1864. Taken by Brady's National Portrait Gallery.

Major General.

p. 44#70.86 digitized
Wadsworth, James Samuel (1807-1864), ca. 1861-1864. Taken by Brady's National Portrait Gallery.

Brigadier General.

p. 45[omitted]
[Photo of Col. Peter A. Porter missing.]
p. 45#70.87 digitized
Revere, Edward H. R. (d. 1862), ca. 1861-1862. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Surgeon, 20th Mass. Infantry Regiment.

p. 46#70.88 digitized
Washburn, Edward (1836-1864), ca. 1864. Taken by S. L. Walker (Worcester, Mass.).

Captain, 53rd Mass. Infantry Regiment, Co. I.

p. 46#70.89 digitized
Washburn, Francis (1839-1865), ca. 1861-1865. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Lieutenant Colonel, 4th Mass. Cavalry Regiment.

p. 47#70.90 digitized
Griswold, Charles E. (1835-1864), ca. 1861-1864. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Colonel, 56th Mass. Infantry Regiment.

p. 47#70.91 digitized
Hidden, [ ], (d. 1862), ca. 1861-1862. Taken by Brady's National Portrait Gallery.
p. 48#70.92 digitized
Shurtleff, Nathaniel B. (1838-1862), ca. 1861-1862. Taken by John Adams Whipple (Boston, Mass.).

Captain, 12th Mass. Infantry Regiment, Co. D.

p. 48#70.93 digitized
Said, Nicholas (1836-1882), ca. 1863-1866. Photographer unknown.

Private, 55th Mass. Infantry Regiment, Co. I.

Preferred Citation

Wolcott family Civil War carte de visite album, Photo. Coll. 70, 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:

Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 --Photographs.
Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875 --Photographs.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 --Photographs.
Said, Nicholas, 1836-1882 --Photographs.
Shaw, Robert Gould, 1837-1863 --Photographs.
Wolcott, Huntington Frothingham, 1846-1865 --Photographs.
Wolcott, Joshua Huntington, 1804-1891.

Organizations:

United States. Army.--African American troops--Photographs.
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 2nd (1861-1864)--Photographs.
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 20th (1861-1865)--Photographs.
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 55th (1863-1865)--Photographs.

Subjects:

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