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Here isgem! This is an early civil war era CDV depicting a man wearing a sombrero and Mexican garb. The album he came out of was of a family named Exall, who were from Richmond Virginia. This man was identified in the album as William Exall. Also in the album was his brother Charles. William enlisted into Confederate service on 04/21/1861 as a private in Company F, 21st Virginia Infantry. He was killed on 01/03/1862 in Morgan Co. west Virginia. He was shot in the leg and died from a hemorrhage from aputation. His brother also served in the 21st alongside him. What is interesting is that this photo was taken in Mexico. The backmark says "Fotografia De Rodapp y Zuber, Mazatlan" I'm not sure what Exall was doing in Mexico prior to the outbreak of the war, but research could solve the mystery. The photo is nicely tinted, his suit is colored yellow. All 4 corners of the image are clipped. The clarity is nice and the subject of the image is superb! This is a one of a kind. Some staining to the back of the image. I had not planned to sell this, but decided to list it as a one time deal. If the reserve isn't met, he will go back into my collection and stay there. I will not reveal the reserve price. Thanks for looking.
NOTE: in my scan there is a horizontal line running across the CDV at about his knees. This line is not on the actual photo, I'm not sure why it showed up in the scan.
Nice shape. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.Please see photos.Shipping will be$5. I will not ship this item out of the United States, sorry.I am more thanhappy to combine shipping on multiple purchases.Thanks for looking!
21st Regiment, Virginia Infantry
21st Infantry Regiment was organized
in June and mustered into Confederate service in July, 1861, at Fredericksburg,
Virginia. Most of the men were recruited in the city of Richmond and the
counties of Charlotte, Mecklenburg, Cumberland, and Buckingham. After
participating in Lee's Cheat Mountain and Jackson's Valley campaigns, the unit
was assigned to J.R. Jones's and W.Terry's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia.
It took an active part in many conflicts from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, then fought with Early in the
Shenandoah Valley and the Appomattox Campaign. This regiment reported 60
casualties at First Kernstown and in May, 1862, totalled about
600 effectives. It lost 37 killed and 85 wounded at Cedar Mountain, had 3 killed and 9 wounded at Second Manassas, and reported 4 killed and 40
wounded at Chancellorsville. Of the 236 engaged at Gettysburg about twenty percent were disabled.
Only 6 officers and 50 men surrendered. The field officers were Colonels
William Gilham, John M. Patton, Jr., and William A. Witcher; Lieutenant
Colonels Richard H. Cunningham, Jr., and William P. Moseley; and Majors William
R. Berkeley, Alfred D. Kelly, John B. Moseley, and Scott Shipp.