Portraits of African American Civil War Veterans from the Library of Congress


56449u
Unidentified African American Civil War veteran in Grand Army of the Republic uniform with two children, probably his grandchildren.
Created / Published: Goodman and Springer, photographer, Mt. Pleasant, Pa., ca. 1900
SOURCE: Library of Congress; https://www.loc.gov/item/2018652209/

The Library of Congress has a great archive of photographs which includes these wonderful portraits of African American Civil War veterans. These men are shown wearing clothing and accoutrements of the Grand Army of the Republic, or G. A. R. The G. A. R. was a nation-wide organization for Union veterans of the Civil War.

53043u
Unidentified Civil War veteran
Published/Created: Stephen W. Glenney, 1840-1916, photographer, Waterbury, Conn.; between 1879 and 1885
SOURCE: Library of Congress; https://www.loc.gov/item/2017659657/

53400u
Unidentified African American Civil War veteran of G.A.R.  Col. John W. Patterson Post no. 151 of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Created/Published:  Edward Homann Jr., 1864-1941, photographer, cor. 14th & Carson Sts., S.S.], 1895, Pittsburg, Pa.
SOURCE: Library of Congress; https://www.loc.gov/item/2017660649/

56879u
Civil War veteran John W. Pollard, who served under the name of Private Jackson Ridgway in the 83rd U.S. Colored Troops, in Grand Army of the Republic uniform with medal
Created/Published: James A. Wolfe, 4841 N. Clark St., Rogers Park, Chicago. May 30, 1906.
SOURCE: Library of Congress; https://www.loc.gov/resource/ppmsca.56879/

57061u
Unidentified African American Civil War veteran in Grand Army of the Republic uniform with medals and sword
Created/Published: between 1900 and 1920?
SOURCE: Library of Congress; https://www.loc.gov/item/2018652931/

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Christian Fleetwood. Sgt Major, US Army, during the Civil War; Medal of Honor recipient
Created/Published: Unidentified 19th-century photographer; circa 1863 and circa 1866 or 1880s when Fleetwood was in the DC Guard
SOURCE: Wikipedia via Library of Congress exhibit

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