Civil War Albumen Photo- Folly Island South Carolina - Officers & Black Soldiers
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Civil War Albumen Photo- Folly Island South Carolina - Officers & Black Soldiers:
Outstanding Albumen of the Camp of the55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry on Folly Island South Carolina. Image features a number of African American soldiers standing in front of their tents and four officers; three seated and one sleeping. The 55th Massachusetts was the second Massachusetts Regiment composed of African American men, the nucleus of which were men left over from the recruits of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry. The inscription on the reverse reads "Camp of Maj. William Haviland Torrey Folly Island S.C. 55 Col. (colored) regiment, staff officer to Gen. Hartwell in 1864 & 1865". This albumen is part of a group of items from the effects of Captain (Brevet Major) William H. Torrey who was a captain in Company C of the 55th Massachusetts Infantry with prior service in the 4th & 24th Massachusetts infantry. These items were presented by Torrey's widow to Percival Crocker in 1932. The image itself is 8 inches x 6 inches and is on a cardboard mount that is is 9 inches x 7.5 inches. The inscription is written on paper that was affixed to the back of the cardboard mount. Underneath the paper is a still visible inscription that reads. "Camp of Maj. Torrey when Captain of 55 Reg. Colored". Unconditionally guaranteed as original. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER sales FOR MORE ITEMS & IMAGES FROM THIS GROUPING INCLUDING 2 CDVS OF THE 55TH AT MORRIS ISLAND, WILLIAM H TORREY'S PERSONAL EFFECTS INCLUDING A CDV, SHOULDER STRAP, AND BUTTONS, A SIGNED CDV OF COLONEL (BREVET BRIGADIER GENERAL) ALFRED S. HARTWELL AND A CDV OF MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNER JOHN ANDREW. Buyer has a14 day inspection and return privilege as long as returned in the same condition as sent. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER sales FOR MORE CIVIL WAR & VETERAN