Civil War Union Army regiments of CS Colored troops were commanded by white officers with the few exceptions being Freedmen Volunteer Companies and Louisiana & South Carolina Colored Militia units. An Original Civil War era CDV photo- a full standing image of a black officer with the US infantry bugle insignia on his forage cap, officer shoulder straps on his 9 button frock coat and a nice view of his US sash and US foot officers sword.His left hand sits of a large leather bound book, one can almost make out the title. I have had this CDV in my collection since the early 1980s. It originally came with images of white officers of the 108th US Colored Infantry and also a few miscellaneous images with Rock Island Illinois photographer backmarks. I believe thes officer was commissioned in late 1865 or early 1866 when the 108th served at Rock Island and then in Mississippi when it was mustered out. Corners slightly trimmed, minor age stains and wedge wear, Overall VG. This one of the very few images of a black officer I have seen offered.
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