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Private Edwin S. Kellogg of the 89th New York and Corporal George W. Brown of the 157th Pennsylvania, both of whom had their left arms amputated after sustaining serious wounds in the assault on Petersburg, VA on June 18, 1864. 
1866 (ca) 
  
Carte de visite 
Cowan Auctions, Inc 
American History: Premier Auction, 26 June 2018, Lot: 63 
  
 
LL/83443 
  
CDV featuring Private Edwin S. Kellogg of the 89th New York and Corporal George W. Brown of the 157th Pennsylvania, both of whom had their left arms amputated after sustaining serious wounds in the assault on Petersburg, VA on June 18, 1864. Brown is shown holding a stack of these very CDVs, and Kellogg is shown wearing the first issue of the GAR medal on his chest, while holding a trumpet up to his lips. On the floor before them lies a Spencer Carbine with its magazine removed and laid across the butt of the stock. Uncredited, ca 1866. Both men recovered from their injuries at South Street General Hospital in Philadelphia, and there developed a friendship that outlasted the war. Commonly, soldiers' pensions did not provide a sufficient income, especially for men with serious injuries like Kellogg and Brown. Therefore, the pair went on to pose for portraits like the one offered here in order to support themselves and their families.
 
Source: Leisenring, Jr., Richard. "Philanthropic Photographs," Military Images, Spring 2018. 
 

 
  
 
  
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