Two early photographs of a Union Navy seaman who was a participant in the battle of Mobile Bay. His service at the time was aboard the USS Hartford, Admiral Farragut's flagship. He claims in writing on the back of the photograph to have heard Admiral Farragut give his famous order of Damn the torpedoes.
Interestingly, both of the photos have typewritten information pasted to their backs. The photo of Isaac Barton Millner in naval uniform has copy that reads Copy of photo taken aboard the flagship Hartford soon after the battle of Mobile Bay, during which I heard Admiral Farragut issue his famous order in defiance of the torpedoes. Whilst serving on the Hartford I cast my first presidential vote for Lincoln.
This is followed by a picture of the Hartford that is also has been pasted to the back of the first photo. The second photo is a 20th century photo taken around 1936 of Isaac Millner. This also has a typed statement pasted onto the rear of the photo. It reads Taken on my 95th birthday Feb.Accompanying the photos is the envelope in which they were stored. It is addressed to The Young Lady at the Telephone with sincere regards af.
The envelope is a printed one with Millner name, street address, and the town of residence, Morganton, N. This ensemble is accompanied by a statement to the South Carolina Civil War Museum at the time of gifting stating that the lady that in question was known by the donor of the package and gives her name. Naval Seaman Civil War photo and post photo with provenance" is in sale since Monday, November 20, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Other Civil War-Related Items". The seller is "tanglefoot1" and is located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.This item can be shipped to United States.