Civil War Portraits Photograph Collection, approxomately 1861-1870  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Civil War Portraits Photograph Collection
Dates
approxomately 1861-1870 (inclusive)
Quantity
101 photographic prints on carte de visite mounts (1 box)
1 photographic print on cabinet card
1 chessboard (1 box)
Collection Number
PH0654
Summary
Portraits of U.S. Civil War generals and officers, celebrities such as Tom Thumb and Little Crow, members of the Washington Territory government, and pioneers of Whidbey Island.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Access to original photographs is restricted. Selections from the collection can be viewed on the Libraries' Digital Collections website. Contact Special Collections for further information.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The bulk of the collection consists of carte de visite portraits of Civil War generals and officers, both Union and Confederate. There are also celebrities such as Tom Thumb, the Sioux chief Little Crow, and the missionary H.H. Spaulding, as well as members of the Washington Territory government and pioneers who settled on Whidbey Island in Washington Territory. A number of photographs refer to George W. Beam. He was a pioneer and member of the Washington Territory legislature. In the 1850s, he and members of the Ebey family traveled west together and settled on Whidbey Island. The collection also contains a Civil War chessboard which depicts 24 Union generals.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

In this collection many of the original notes of the Washington Territory pioneers refer to Whidbey Island as "Whidby" or "Whidby's" Island. The island was named by Captain George Vancouver for Master Joseph Whidbey after he circumvented it on June 10, 1792. When quoting their handwritten notes, these and other spelling errors were left intact.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Photocopies of the original photographs are available for viewing.

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
1 1  Prince Albert (1841-1910)
1 2  Lieutenant Colonel Alexander, Engineers
R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
1 3  Benjamin Alvord (1813-1884)
1 4  Christopher Columbus Auger (1821-1898)
Mathew Brady Studio (photographer)
1 5  S.W. Babcox
"A member of the legislature of Washington Territory at Olympia with George W. Beam, 1863-1864."
1863-1864
1 6  1st Lieutenant John Bailey, 93rd New York Volunteers
J.H. Abbott, Albany, N.Y. (photographer)
1 7  Major General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks (1816-1894)
Mathew Brady, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
1861
1 8  H.F. Bates
R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
1 9  Captain George Wesley Beam, I. Company (1831-1866)
"Came from Sangamon County, Ill. to Missouri. Crosed [sic] the plains 1854. Died Whidbys Island, May 5, 1866. A member of the legislature of 1863-1864."
1 10  Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard
E. Anthony, New York, N.Y. (publisher)
1 11  C.M. Bradshaw
"In the [Washington Territory] legislature with George W. Beam in Olympia, Winter of 1863-4."
1 12  Waters Whipple Braman, 93rd New York Volunteers
Schoonmaker, Troy, N.Y. (photographer)
1 13  Brigadier General John Milton Brannon (1819-1892)
R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
Item number 14 was not used
Box item
1 15  General Simon Bolivar Buckner, CSA (1823-1914)
1 16  A.R. Burbank
"[He] managed the hotel at Monticello in early days of travel by the 'military road' from Monticello to Olympia. He was a member of the legislature in the late fifties [or?] and the first school supt. of Cowlitz Co."
ca. 1864-66
1 17  Mrs. A.R. Burbank
"She was a model landlady whose 'fame went out thro' all the land.' I heard of her at Seattle before going to Monticello from Rev. Dan'l Bagley who 'sounded her praises.'"
1 18  Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin C. Butler, 93rd New York Volunteers (1831-1901)
J.H. Abbott, Albany, N.Y. (photographer)
1 19  Brigadier General Daniel Adams Butterfield, 8th New York (1831-1901)
R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
1 20  General Silas Casey (1807-1882)
1 21  General Silas Casey (1807-1882)
Mathew Brady, Washington (photographer)
1 22  Mrs. Casey
R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
1 23  Major H.S. Cassidy, 93rd New York Volunteers
Mathew Brady Studio (photographer)
"Prisoner of War at Richmond VA & Salisbury NC from Apl 23 to Aug 21.62."
1 24a John Condon
Robertson (photographer)
July 3, 1865
1 24b  General Darius Nash Couch (1822-1897)
Advertisement on back: "Josiah H. Hess, dealer in stationery & fancy goods, photograph albums, periodicals & songs, and a general assortment of military trimmings, Third Street, between Market and Walnut, Harrisburg, PA."
1 25  Samuel Black Crockett
"...a pioneer of Whidby Island."
ca. 1864-66
1 26  The "Count of Paris" [Louis Philippe Albert D'Orleans, 1838-1894] and the "Duke of Chartres" [Robert Philippe Louis Eugene Ferdinand D'Orleans, 1840-1910]
Mathew Brady Studio (photographer)
1 27a Jefferson Davis
E. & H.T. Anthony (photographer)
1 27b Sam A. Foster
Brady's National Photographic Galleries (photographer)
1 27c William Franklin
R.W. Addis,Washington D.C. (photographer)
1 27d  General Joseph Hooker (1814-1879)
Mathew Brady, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
1862
1 27e  Captain Horton
Epaulets and letters on hat drawn on photo with ink. Written on photo: Soger [sic] Boy.
between 1861 and 1865?
1 28  Andrew Atkinson Humphreys (1810-1883)
Advertisement on back: "Josiah H. Hess, dealer in stationery & fancy goods, photograph albums, periodicals & songs, and a general assortment of military trimmings, Third Street, between Market and Walnut, Harrisburg, PA."
1 29  Major General David Hunter (1802-1886)
R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
1 30  Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, CSA (1824-1863)
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York, N.Y. (photographer)
1 31  Joe Johnson, CSA
Advertisement on back: "Josiah H. Hess, dealer in stationery & fancy goods, photograph albums, periodicals & songs, and a general assortment of military trimmings, Third Street, between Market and Walnut, Harrisburg, PA."
1 32  Albert Sydney Johnston, CSA (1803-1862)
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York, N.Y. (photographer)
1 33  Captain Henry M. Judah, 4th Infantry (1821-1866)
R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
1 34  Mrs. Judah
R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
1 35  Theodore Judah
R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
1 36  Lieutenant Commander Albert Kautz, United States Navy (1839-1907)
Bradley & Rulofson, San Francisco, Calif. (photographer)
"Later Admiral Kautz, and brother of Gen. Kautz."
1870
1 37  Charles Kean (1811-1868) and Ellen Kean (1805-1880), Actors
Mathew Brady Studio (photographer)
1 38  Brigadier General Philip Kearney (1815-1862)
Charles D. Fredricks & Co, New York, N.Y. (photographer)
1 39  General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick (1836-1881)
C.D. Fredricks & Co (photographer)
1 40  Colonel Laurence Kip (1836-1899)
Mathew Brady Studio (photographer)
1 41  Judge Edward Lander
Hamilton's Gallery, San Francisco, Calif. (photographer)
1 42  General Robert G. Lee, Union Navy
E. & H.T. Anthony, New York, N.Y. (publisher)
1 43  General Fitzhugh Lee, CSA
E. & H.T. Anthony, New York, N.Y. (publisher)
A nephew of Robert E. Lee, General Fitzhugh Lee also served as governor of Virginia from 1885-1890.
1862
1 44  Mary Todd Lincoln
Mathew Brady, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
1862
1 45  W. Lindsay
D. Rowland, Frankfort, Ky. (photographer)
"Mrs. James O'Donoghues' Art Gallery, opposite the Capitol Hotel, Frankfort, KY."
1 46  Little Crow, Sioux Chief (1810-1863)
J.E. Whitney, St. Paul, Minn. (photographer)
"Leader of the Indian Massacre of 1862, in Minnesota."
1862
1 47  Lieutenant General James Longstreet, CSA (1821-1904)
E. & H.T. Anthony, New York, N.Y. (publisher)
1 48  Moses R. Maddocks
Maddocks was elected the mayor of Seattle in 1873 to serve the final two months of former Mayor Corliss P. Stone's term.
1 49  Joseph Maddox, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Wash.
W.F Robertson ("son of Mrs. Levi [Massin?) Ford") (photographer)
1865
1 50  Maybee
"Keeper of a livery stable in Olympia. 1866."
1866
1 51  Major General George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885)
R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
1862
1 52  Major General and Mrs. George Brinton McClellan
R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
1862
1 53  Major General and Mrs. George Brinton McClellan
C.D. Fredricks & Co, New York (photographer)
1862
1 54  Major Samuel McConihe, 93rd New York Volunteers
R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
1 55  General Irvin McDowell (1818-1885)
Mathew Brady Studio (photographer)
1 56  Brigadier General George Gordon Meade
R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
"Formerly Top. Engns." [topographical engineers].
1 57  Joe Meek (1810-1875)
Buchtel & Stolte, Portland, Or. (photographer)
"1st U.S. Marshal of Oregon."
1 58  Colonel Joe Meek (1810-1875)
Engraving.
1 59  Hester Ward Mercer
1 60  Thomas Mercer (1813-1898)
1 61  Frank Miller, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Wash. 1865
1 62  Governor Marshall F. Moore (1829-1870)
Served as governor of Washington Territory from 1867-1869.
1 63  Mrs. Marshall F. Moore
Joseph Buchtel, Portland, Or. (photographer)
1869
1 64  Brigadier General George Webb Morrell (1815-1883)
R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
1 65  James Mounce
W.F. Robertson, Washington (photographer)
"James Mounce of Cresent Harbor, Whidby Island. Uncle of [Polona?] Wallace, the first white child born on Whidby Island."
1865
1 66  General John Newton (1822-1895)
R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
1 67  George Peabody
A. Claudet (photographer)
1866
1 68  General John Pope (1822-1892)
Mathew Brady Studio (photographer)
1 69  Brigadier General Andrew Porter (1820-1872)
Mathew Brady Studio (photographer)
1 70  Major General Fitz John Porter (1822-1901)
Mathew Brady, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
1861
1 71  Lieutenant Randall, 93rd New York Volunteers
R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
1 72  Robert Barnwell Rhett (1800-1876)
E. & H.T. Anthony, New York, N.Y. (publisher)
1 73  General William Starke "Old Rosy" Rosencrans (1819-1898)
Mathew Brady Studio (photographer)
1 74-75  Frederick Rosencrantz
R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
"To Mayor Haller, with the highest esteem and consideration. Your most respectfully and much obliged servant...."
1 76  [Lieutenant Scott?]
Mathew Brady Studio (photographer)
1 77  Lieutenant General Winfield Scott, "Old Fuss and Feathers" (1776-1866)
Mathew Brady, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
1861
1 78  General John Sedgewick, "Uncle John" (1813-1864)
Mathew Brady Studio (photographer)
1 79a  Frank Shaw
"Frank Shaw of the legislature of Washington Territory, Olympia, 1863-1864."
1863-1864
1 79b  General Franz Sigel
Mathew Brady, New York, N.Y. (photographer)
1862
1 80  Henry Warner Slocum (1827-1894)
Mathew Brady Studio (photographer)
1 81  1st Lieutenant Henry P. Smith, 93rd New York Volunteers
Mathew Brady Studio (photographer)
1 82-83  General William F. "Baldy" Smith
R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
1 84   Henry Harmon Spalding, Pioneer Missionary
"Born Bath, N.Y., Nov. 26 1803. Raised in Wheeler. Educated [in?] Prattsburg. Brought into the church of Christ in that place under the devoted ministry of that most worthy & [faithful?]. Grad. at Hudson U. Theology in [Law?]. After missionary of the [illeg.] 1835. I crossed the mts. 1836 with wife Doctor Mrs. Whitman."
1 85  Governor Isaac Ingalls Stevens (1818-1862)
Mathew Brady Studio (photographer)
Served as first territorial governor of Washington.
1 86  General George Stoneman (1822-1894)
R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
Served as governor of California from 1882-1886.
1 87  General James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart, CSA (1833-1864)
Fischer & Bro, Baltimore, Md. (photographer)
1863
1 88a  Major George Suckley, Staff Surgeon (1830-1869)
1 88b General Edwin Vose Sumner (1797-1863)
Mathew Brady Studio (photographer)
1 89  Thomas
E. Gutekunst, Philadelphia, Pa. (photographer)
1 90  Tom Thumb [Charles S. Stratton] and Wife Lavinia Warren Stratton
"Bought in Lincoln, Nebr. Feb. 10-1883."
1 91  Tom Thumb Wedding, "the Fairy Wedding Group"
Mathew Brady Studio (photographer)
1863
Box/Folder
2/1 92  Mrs. Tom Thumb, Count Primi Magri, and Baron E. Magri
Byarlay, St. Joseph, Mo. (photographer)
"Presented by Mrs. Tom Thumb's Eden Musee Company."
Box
1 93  Brigadier General John Blair Smith Todd (1814-1872)
E. Anthony, New York, N.Y. (publisher)
1 94  General Earl Van Dorn, CSA (1820-1863)
E. Anthony, New York, N.Y. (publisher)
1 95  Union Officer
1 96  Young Man in Union Uniform
Alexander Gardner, Washington, D.C. (photographer)
1866
1 97  100 Union Officers of the Army and Navy
Collage of small, numbered portraits which are identified by name on back.
Box/Folder
2/2 98  Civil War Chessboard
White squares contain photographs of 24 Union officers.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Armed forces--Officers--Portraits
  • Pioneers--Washington (State)--Portraits
  • Pioneers--Washington (State)--Whidbey Island--Portraits
  • Soldiers--United States--Portraits
  • Geographical Names :
  • United States--Armed Forces--Officers--Portraits
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Portraits
  • Whidbey Island (Wash.)--History--Portraits
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Addis, R. W.,  -1874 (photographer)
    • Brady, Mathew B., 1823 (ca.)-1896 (photographer)
    • Fredricks, Charles DeForest, 1823-1894 (photographer)
    • Corporate Names :
    • E. & H.T. Anthony (Firm) (photographer)