Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

11/3/2012

Former ‘Unidentified’ Civil War soldier spotted as ‘Uncle Dave’ by family in Library of Congress

A young 1860s Civil War soldier whose ambrotype photograph has swapped hands for over a century collecting a value of thousands of dollars without his identification known has been finally named.

Thanks to his family’s recognition among hundreds of other photographs donated to the Library of Congress in 2010, the photograph capturing the seated solider with a saber in one hand and a pistol under his belt, has been identified as David M. Thatcher for more click here

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