Before the war he was also a member of the state legislature. The second daguerreotype is a circa 1855 sixth-plate of Wilkes' wife Louisa and his son Samuel, Jr.
Also included is the 1860s leather photo album shown, acquired along with the dags. There is at least one person ID'd as a Wilkes inside. Hoyle, part of the Crescent Regiment of New Orleans. I believe the Hoyles were related to General Ramseur by marriage. For reference, here is a CDV of Hoyle in his CSA uniform.
It's NOT included: Most of the photos in the album are New Orleans, North Carolina, and Missouri. I believe there are three from Whitney's Gallery in Minnesota. Quite a few are identified. The photos overall are in very good to excellent condition, and look better than my camera shots, which came out a bit dark. Daguerreotypes: Captain Wilkes' image is a 1/4 plate in very good condition.
I see tarnish spots, but no damage. The underside of the glass, which is very thick, is dirty, but can be cleaned. Looks like the original seals are in place but very fragile. Covers are separated along the spine.
Wilkes' dag is also very good.. Couple of spots, but no obvious damage. Seals are inside the case but not intact.All of the photos listed are original. None of the Civil War related CDVs in the album are trimmed and are in very good vintage condition. The album is in fair to good condition, with its covers. Rare unusual history gay spy south southern union military photography photograph 1860s soldier picture antique vintage 1800s. The item "Civil War Capt Samuel Wilkes KIA Manassas ++ Photo Album w Confederate Soldiers" is in sale since Tuesday, July 04, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Daguerreotypes". The seller is "jack_mord" and is located in Woodinville, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.