This soldier probably paid $1.00 to sit for his picture taken by Louisville photographer, J.C. Elrod.
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.
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
CDV of General Mc Pherson, backmark of J.C. Elrod, Louisville, KY.
The Elrod backmark