This offering is for an antique circa 1880's cabinet card photograph of Col. The soldier is Abraham Kerns Arnold who was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1864 while serving as a Captain in the 5th Cavalry during the Civil War.
His commendation reads in part "for leading a gallant charge against a superior force of the enemy, extricated his command from a perilous position in which it had been ordered" while against Confederate forces at Davenport Bridge, Virginia, on May 10, 1864. The Col was later promoted to the rank of Brigadier General while serving with the United States Volunteers during the Spanish American War. The photo features the officer in a wonderful mounted pose wearing his full uniform with a horse blanket having the 1st Cav marking clearly visible. The back of the mount is identified as COL. 1st CAVALRY BRIGADIER GENERAL U.
4.25" by 6.5" including the mount. The is a photographers markings on the left front of the mount from "LELLNER JUNCTION CITY KAS". The condition is excellent with no wear an average outdoor contrast and sharp focus.If additional photo's are needed or you have need of answers to questions we do not address we will be happy to supply them. WE USUALLY SEND OUR INVOICE WITHIN 1 HOUR OF THE AUCTIONS ENDING. The item "Antique 1880s Cabinet Card Photo 1st Cavalry Col. Abraham K Arnold MOH Civil War" is in sale since Tuesday, July 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs".
The seller is "americaspride" and is located in Trenton, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.