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Civil War Hero Photograph - Need help identifying him


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It looks like "J.R. Grant". He is either a lieutenant or a captain.... Is there a photographer's backmark on the image?

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Always interested in the 166th Infantry, 42nd Division, A.E.F.

Quality WW1 studio portraits and real photo postcards of Distinguished Service Cross recipients; showing steel helmets; or other interesting content.

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It was common for soldiers - officer and enlisted - to sign these small cards with photos mounted on them. I did a quick look at some online Civil War records and there are a lot of Grants with first two initials JR - even US Grant's father Jesse Root Grant fits that, but sadly that's not his photo.


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It appears the picture is attached to a piece of thicker card stock. You can see the gap at the bottom. I don't know a lot about civil war personal. He must have done something for someone to get an autograph from him.

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It appears the picture is attached to a piece of thicker card stock. You can see the gap at the bottom. I don't know a lot about civil war personal. He must have done something for someone to get an autograph from him.

 

They were not autographs: writing name below your photo was the equivalent of handing out business cards with your name printed on the them. The photos were done on very thing paper and had to be mounted on the cardboard for stiffness.

 

Here's a link to some more threads about these: site:usmilitariaforum.com civil war cdv


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