H.D. Stowe – Louisville photographer

H.D. Stowe had his photography studio at 212 Fourth Street, between Market and Main in Louisville.

CDV Stowe image 1.jpg



Campbell & Ecker – photographers

Campbell & Ecker’s had a studio at 407 Main St., in Louisville.


Indiana Cavalry Surgeons with double imprint of Campbell & Ecker, Louisville dating to after November 1864. Carte identified in period pencil on verso as Geo. H. Russell, Asst Surgeon/J. M. Wishard, Surgeon/C. C. Hiatt, 1st Asst Surgeon in three lines written horizontally. Geo. H. Russell joined Company B, 5th Indiana Cavalry as commissary sergeant in August 1862 becoming assistant surgeon in November 1864 and mustering out in June 1865. His pard Joseph M. Wishard was surgeon of the 5th Indiana Cavalry from October 1863. The third doctor is Christopher C. Hiatt who entered service as assistant surgeon of the 6th Indiana Cavalry in March 1864, discharged in September 1865. The hard riding 5th and 6th Indiana Cavalry saw entensive service in the western theater, particularly during the Atlanta campaign where the 5th participated in Stoneman’s Raid and was captured en masse.  Cowan’s.


Photographer J.C. Elrod


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.


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