The Civil War Museum : I Had My Likeness Taken: Cartes—de—visite of the Civil War
Description:
One Carte—de—visite,
The back of the carte—de—visite is labeled as being that of Thomas Dawson labeled when he was a Sgt.Maj 160th NY Vol 1863.
A seated portrait of Sergeant Major Thomas Dawson of the 160th NY Volunteers. In the photo, Sgt. Dawson wears a nine—button shell jacket with five of the middle buttons unbuttoned to expose a vest. Large Sgt. Major chevrons are applied to both upper sleeves. In his left hand he holds a Kepi with a 19th Corps badge sawn to its crown. He wears sky blue trousers with a one and one—half inch blue stripe down the seam as were regulation for sergeants. Post 1863 image.

"Dawson, Thomas. — Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 5, 1862, at Owasco, to serve three years; mustered in as a sergeant, Co. B, November 21, 1862; promoted sergeant—major, January 1, 1865; mustered out with regiment, November 1, 1865, at Savannah, Ga.
Commissioned, not mustered, second lieutenant, June 29, 1865, with rank from June 21, 1865"
Photographer:
Moulton & Larkin
Place:
114, 116, & 118 Water St, Elmira, N.Y.
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