Black Union Soldier and Family
Original Author: Unknown
Created: Between 1863 and 1865
Medium: Quarter-plate ambrotype

African American Soldier and Family

An unidentified African American soldier poses with his family for a portrait made between 1863 and 1865. This image was found in Cecil County, Maryland, leading researchers to believe that this soldier probably belonged to one of the seven United States Colored Troops regiments raised in that state. This ambrotype is part of the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs at the Library of Congress.