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[General Williams (?) and Servant]
Date: 1862
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Dimensions: Mount: 4 1/4 x 3 in. (10.8 x 7.6 cm)
Medium: Albumen print carte-de-visite
Credit Line: Purchase, with funds provided by the ICP Acquisitions Committee, 2003 Entered into the Daniel Cowin Collection
Description: This extraordinary image shows a bearded Union general and his servant seated beside a rickety camp table. The general may be Edward Charles Williams (1820-1900) of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, who had previously served with distinction in the Mexican War. Henwood, who was from Carlisle and served with the 46th Pennsylvania Infantry, seems to have set up a makeshift studio to photograph the general and his servant. After the war, Henwood located his studio in Selma, Alabama, and later in Aberdeen, Mississippi.
Accession Number: 184.2003