Being offered for your consideration is a rare Civil War photograph of "Benjamin Franklin The Unfortunate Soldier". On the back it reads: The Unfortunate Soldier, who lost all his limbs by freezing, while crossing the plains from Fort Wadsworth, Dacotah Territory, to Fort Ridgley, MN. While he was making the journey, in company with four others, they were caught in one of those dreadful storms which frequently occur on the plains, and all of his comrades perished. He was out eight days and seven nights without food or fire, and when found by two Indians he was nearly starved to death.He is now trying to sell his Photographs for the benefit of his family which consists of a wife and three children. Measures 4" x 2.5". In very good condition with good contrast.
There is a divet above the figure but doesn't interfere with the image. The item "Original CDV of The Unfortunate Soldier Civil War Amputee Medical Storm Survivor" is in sale since Thursday, February 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "mutantsloth" and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States.