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ATV: 1863

ATV: 1863

August 1863. Bealeton, Va. "Capt. Henry Page, assistant quartermaster, at Army of Potomac headquarters with horse." Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

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In the front with gear

You can tell from this soldiers face that being a quartermaster during the civil war was vastly different from what it is today. It must have brutal constantly being attacked while trying to supply the infantry on the front line.

Branded by Uncle Sam

Check out the "U.S." on the horse above his left front leg. Amazing detail in these old pix!

A horse straight out of 2010

That's a good looking horse. So many horses in ACW photos look kind of weedy. Though I imagine said horse didn't look so well-muscled and shiny two years later, if he managed to survive. And either that's a tall horse or the captain's a short dude (or standing in a hole).

A Picture for the Folks at Home

Fiercest-looking supply officer I've ever seen!

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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