Civil War CDV of Maj. John F. Anderson, 24th Mass Aide to Gen. John G. Foster
Featured in this CDV is a bust view of Major John F. The son of a former Maine governor, he became the adjutant of the 24th Massachusetts in the fall of 1861. In 1863 he was promoted to major and placed on the staff of Major General John G. Foster as an aide-de-camp, a role in which he would serve for the remainder of the war. He was promoted brevet brigadier general in March 1865. In the CDV Anderson wears a double breasted frock with major's shoulder straps visible. He is identified by modern pencil inscription on the reverse, beneath the backmark of Boston photographers Black & Case. A revenue stamp also appears on the reverse. The carte is in excellent condition with light foxing and toning. Measures about 2 1/2" x 4". Please see my other items for more interesting items.