Photographer J.C. Elrod

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This soldier probably paid $1.00 to sit for his picture taken by Louisville photographer, J.C. Elrod.

“Sincerely Yours

Augustus A. Neal

1st Lt. Co. H. 63 O.V.V.I.
” and “P.O. Dayton, Ohio” on verso.

One printing company in Louisville was known as Stuber.

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This Civil War era image shows Anson Mills as a first Lieutenant in the 18th U.S. infantry. Prior to his Civil War service he served as a surveyor in West Texas and New Mexico, laying out the towns of El Paso and Pino Altos.

After the war he transferred to the 3rd Cavalry, and later the 4th and 10th, retiring as a Brigadier General in 1897. During his western frontier career, he established Fort Reno, A.T., played an active part in the Powder River campaign against the Cheyenne, was with Crook at the Battle of the Rosebud, and received a brevet for his field command at the Battle of Slim Buttes, and served with the 10th in campaign against Geronimo.  Cowan’s

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CDV of General Mc Pherson, backmark of J.C. Elrod, Louisville, KY.

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The Elrod backmark

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Pro-Unionist James Speed

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Louisvillian and pro-Union activist James Speed, brother of Abraham Lincoln’s close friend Joshua Fry Speed, becomes Lincoln’s second Attorney General

Wikipedia says:

“As the coming Civil War was increasing in likelihood, Speed worked to keep Kentucky in the Union. He also became a commander of the Louisville Home Guard. Elected to the Kentucky Senate in 1861 he became the leader of the pro-Union forces. In 1862 he controversially introduced a bill to “confiscate the property” of those supporting the Confederacy in Kentucky.

In December 1864, United States President Abraham Lincoln appointed Speed Attorney General of the United States. After the assassination of Lincoln he became associated with the Radical Republicans and advocated the vote for male African Americans. Disillusioned with the increasingly conservative policies of President Andrew Johnson, Speed resigned from the Cabinet in July 1866 and resumed the practice of law.”

He is buried in Cave Hill Cemetery.

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