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Wilson, Billy In uniform rank obscured, standing full-length portrait hand in pocket

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.02.1102 Author/Creator: Wilson, Billy Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: 1843 Pagination: 1 carte de visite 10 x 6.1 cm

Summary of Content: Graphite inscription on verso "Billy Wilson Wm.L ? 1843." Photographers imprint on verso: "Published by E. Anthony, 501 Broadway, New York. From Photographic Negaive, from Brady's National Portrait Gallery."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion Forces

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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