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This came from Eastern upstate New York so from the 484 on his Kepi it’s my best guess he was a member of the Carlisle D. Beaumont GAR Post 484 in Keeseville, New York. If anyone knows anything about that Post or the type of musket he’s holding could you let us know? Scanned from the original 4x5 inch glass negative. View full size.