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African American in Cavalry Uniform
Original Author: Unknown
Created: Between 1863 and 1865
Medium: Hand-colored ninth-plate ambrotype
Publisher: Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

African American in Cavalry Uniform

An unidentified African American soldier poses in a Union cavalry uniform with a cavalry saber. Chevrons indicating the rank of sergeant are hand-painted on his sleeves. This image is part of the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs at the Library of Congress.

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