Major Charles Skinner Montgomery was a lineal nephew of both Gerritt Smith (Presidential Candidate & Abolitionist leader) and his wife Anna Fitzhugh Smith (Suffragette and Underground railroad operator) of Peterboro, New York. Major Montgomery was also a grandson of the founder of Rochester, New York and was killed in action leading his regiment at the Battle of Hatchers Run, Virginia. An original pair of album pages, one with a chestview oval photo of Major Montgomery in civilian coat, approx 1.5 x 1.2 mounted on the empty album page, and a second album page containing a similar mounted image of a young lady, possibly his daughter, and also containing a pair of pleasing full view CDV images of a handsome and pleasant woman, taken at different times in the same studio (no backmarks).The 2 pages come with the Album Portrait Index page with 90 pencil inscribed notations including identities for Charles and Daisy. These photos were from a family album of Gerrit Smith Backus, also a nephew of Gerrit Smith. Backus, a notable engineer, designed the Watervliet/ Troy Canal lock house, and the world famous Trans Andes Railroad in Peru. General Orders and other imprints. All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic and in the condition as described.
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