Arrangement

Scope and Content

General Notes

Digital Content

Restrictions on Access

Acquisition Info

Processing Info

Inventory

Subject Terms


Guide to the Civil War Portraits Photograph Collection



PH Collection No.: 654
Title: Civil War Portraits Photograph Collection
Date Span: circa 1861-1870
Quantity: 97 photographic prints on carte de visite mounts
1 photographic print on cabinet card
1 chessboard
(2 boxes)
Location: KV959
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Moses R. Maddocks, ca. 1860s. Special Collections, UW Libraries, UW23698z




Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content

The bulk of the collection consists of carte de visite portraits of Civil War generals and officers, both Union and Confederate. There are also celebrities such as Tom Thumb, the Sioux chief Little Crow, and the missionary H.H. Spaulding, as well as members of the Washington Territory government and pioneers who settled on Whidbey Island in Washington Territory. A number of photographs refer to George W. Beam. He was a pioneer and member of the Washington Territory legislature. In the 1850s, he and members of the Ebey family traveled west together and settled on Whidbey Island. The collection also contains a Civil War chessboard which depicts 24 Union generals.

General Notes

In this collection many of the original notes of the Washington Territory pioneers refer to Whidbey Island as "Whidby" or "Whidby's" Island. The island was named by Captain George Vancouver for Master Joseph Whidbey after he circumvented it on June 10, 1792. When quoting their handwritten notes, these and other spelling errors were left intact.

Digital Content

Views the collection in digital format.

Photocopies of the original photographs are available for viewing.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open to the public.

Acquisition Info

The exact origins of this collection are not clear. It may be a combination of various smaller collections in the repository. Nine of the photographs in this collection refer to the Ebey family and George W. Beam. It is possible that these photographs may have come from the Winfield Scott Ebey Papers (Accession No. 127-1) or the George Wesley Beam Papers (Accession No. 2409-1). Additionally, some photographs are identified as part of the Meany Pioneer File (which forms part of the division's pamphlet files), the McMicken Family Photograph Collection (PH Coll. 498), or the "S.L. Crawford Collection." S.L. Crawford is referred to in the Charles T. Conover Papers (Accession No. 1052), which was formerly the Crawford and Conover Collection.

Processing Info

Processed by Paul Nasenbeny, 2004.


Inventory

 
Box Item Date
11Prince Albert (1841-1910)   View image
 
2Lieutenant Colonel Alexander, Engineers   View image

Photographer: R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C.
 
3Benjamin Alvord (1813-1884)   View image
 
4Christopher Columbus Auger (1821-1898)   View image

Photographer: Mathew Brady Studio
 
5S.W. Babcox   View image1863-1864
"A member of the legislature of Washington Territory at Olympia with George W. Beam, 1863-1864."
 
61st Lieutenant John Bailey, 93rd New York Volunteers   View image

Photographer: J.H. Abbott, Albany, N.Y.
 
7Major General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks (1816-1894)   View image1861

Photographer: Mathew Brady, Washington, D.C.
 
8H.F. Bates   View image

Photographer: R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C.
 
9Captain George Wesley Beam, I. Company (1831-1866)   View image
"Came from Sangamon County, Ill. to Missouri. Crosed [sic] the plains 1854. Died Whidbys Island, May 5, 1866. A member of the legislature of 1863-1864."
 
10Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard   View image

Publisher: E. Anthony, New York, N.Y.
 
11C.M. Bradshaw   View image
"In the [Washington Territory] legislature with George W. Beam in Olympia, Winter of 1863-4."
 
12Waters Whipple Braman, 93rd New York Volunteers   View image

Photographer: Schoonmaker, Troy, N.Y.
 
13Brigadier General John Milton Brannon (1819-1892)   View image

Photographer: R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C.
 
15General Simon Bolivar Buckner, CSA (1823-1914)   View image
 
16A.R. Burbank   View imageca. 1864-66
"[He] managed the hotel at Monticello in early days of travel by the 'military road' from Monticello to Olympia. He was a member of the legislature in the late fifties [or?] and the first school supt. of Cowlitz Co."
 
17Mrs. A.R. Burbank   View image
"She was a model landlady whose 'fame went out thro' all the land.' I heard of her at Seattle before going to Monticello from Rev. Dan'l Bagley who 'sounded her praises.'"
 
18Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin C. Butler, 93rd New York Volunteers (1831-1901)   View image

Photographer: J.H. Abbott, Albany, N.Y.
 
19Brigadier General Daniel Adams Butterfield, 8th New York (1831-1901)   View image

Photographer: R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C.
 
20General Silas Casey (1807-1882)   View image
 
21General Silas Casey (1807-1882)   View image

Photographer: Mathew Brady, Washington
 
22Mrs. Casey   View image

Photographer: R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C.
 
23Major H.S. Cassidy, 93rd New York Volunteers   View image

Photographer: Mathew Brady Studio
"Prisoner of War at Richmond VA & Salisbury NC from Apl 23 to Aug 21.62."
 
24General Darius Nash Couch (1822-1897)   View image
Advertisement on back: "Josiah H. Hess, dealer in stationery & fancy goods, photograph albums, periodicals & songs, and a general assortment of military trimmings, Third Street, between Market and Walnut, Harrisburg, PA."
 
25Samuel Black Crockett   View imageca. 1864-66
"...a pioneer of Whidby Island."
 
26The "Count of Paris" [Louis Philippe Albert D'Orleans, 1838-1894] and the "Duke of Chartres" [Robert Philippe Louis Eugene Ferdinand D'Orleans, 1840-1910]   View image

Photographer: Mathew Brady Studio
 
27aJefferson Davis   View image

Photographer: E. & H.T. Anthony
 
27bGeneral Joseph Hooker (1814-1879)   View image1862

Photographer: Mathew Brady, Washington, D.C.
 
28Andrew Atkinson Humphreys (1810-1883)   View image
Advertisement on back: "Josiah H. Hess, dealer in stationery & fancy goods, photograph albums, periodicals & songs, and a general assortment of military trimmings, Third Street, between Market and Walnut, Harrisburg, PA."
 
29Major General David Hunter (1802-1886)   View image

Photographer: R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C.
 
30Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, CSA (1824-1863)   View image

Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York, N.Y.
 
31Joe Johnson, CSA   View image
Advertisement on back: "Josiah H. Hess, dealer in stationery & fancy goods, photograph albums, periodicals & songs, and a general assortment of military trimmings, Third Street, between Market and Walnut, Harrisburg, PA."
 
32Albert Sydney Johnston, CSA (1803-1862)   View image

Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York, N.Y.
 
33Captain Henry M. Judah, 4th Infantry (1821-1866)   View image

Photographer: R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C.
 
34Mrs. Judah   View image

Photographer: R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C.
 
35Theodore Judah   View image

Photographer: R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C.
 
36Lieutenant Commander Albert Kautz, United States Navy (1839-1907)   View image1870

Photographer: Bradley & Rulofson, San Francisco, Calif.
"Later Admiral Kautz, and brother of Gen. Kautz."
 
37Charles Kean (1811-1868) and Ellen Kean (1805-1880), Actors   View image

Photographer: Mathew Brady Studio
 
38Brigadier General Philip Kearney (1815-1862)   View image

Photographer: Charles D. Fredricks & Co., New York, N.Y.
 
39General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick (1836-1881)   View image

Photographer: C.D. Fredricks & Co.
 
40Colonel Laurence Kip (1836-1899)   View image

Photographer: Mathew Brady Studio
 
41Judge Edward Lander   View image

Photographer: Hamilton's Gallery, San Francisco, Calif.
 
42General Robert G. Lee, Union Navy   View image

Publisher: E. & H.T. Anthony, New York, N.Y.
 
43General Fitzhugh Lee, CSA   View image1862

Publisher: E. & H.T. Anthony, New York, N.Y.
A nephew of Robert E. Lee, General Fitzhugh Lee also served as governor of Virginia from 1885-1890.
 
44Mary Todd Lincoln   View image1862

Photographer: Mathew Brady, Washington, D.C.
 
45W. Lindsay   View image

Photographer: D. Rowland, Frankfort, Ky.
"Mrs. James O'Donoghues' Art Gallery, opposite the Capitol Hotel, Frankfort, KY."
 
46Little Crow, Sioux Chief (1810-1863)   View image1862

Photographer: J.E. Whitney, St. Paul, Minn.
"Leader of the Indian Massacre of 1862, in Minnesota."
 
47Lieutenant General James Longstreet, CSA (1821-1904)   View image

Publisher: E. & H.T. Anthony, New York, N.Y.
 
48Moses R. Maddocks   View image
Maddocks was elected the mayor of Seattle in 1873 to serve the final two months of former Mayor Corliss P. Stone's term.
 
49Joseph Maddox, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Wash.   View image1865

Photographer: W.F Robertson ("son of Mrs. Levi [Massin?) Ford")
 
50Maybee   View image1866
"Keeper of a livery stable in Olympia. 1866."
 
51Major General George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885)   View image1862

Photographer: R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C.
 
52Major General and Mrs. George Brinton McClellan   View image1862

Photographer: R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C.
 
53Major General and Mrs. George Brinton McClellan   View image1862

Photographer: C.D. Fredricks & Co., New York
 
54Major Samuel McConihe, 93rd New York Volunteers   View image

Photographer: R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C.
 
55General Irvin McDowell (1818-1885)   View image

Photographer: Mathew Brady Studio
 
56Brigadier General George Gordon Meade   View image

Photographer: R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C.
"Formerly Top. Engns." [topographical engineers].
 
57Joe Meek (1810-1875)   View image

Photographer: Buchtel & Stolte, Portland, Or.
"1st U.S. Marshal of Oregon."
 
58Colonel Joe Meek (1810-1875)   View image
Engraving.
 
59Hester Ward Mercer   View image
 
60Thomas Mercer (1813-1898)   View image
 
61Frank Miller, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Wash.   View image1865
 
62Governor Marshall F. Moore (1829-1870)   View image
Served as governor of Washington Territory from 1867-1869.
 
63Mrs. Marshall F. Moore   View image1869

Photographer: Joseph Buchtel, Portland, Or.
 
64Brigadier General George Webb Morrell (1815-1883)   View image

Photographer: R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C.
 
65James Mounce   View image1865

Photographer: W.F. Robertson, Washington
"James Mounce of Cresent Harbor, Whidby Island. Uncle of [Polona?] Wallace, the first white child born on Whidby Island."
 
66General John Newton (1822-1895)   View image

Photographer: R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C.
 
67George Peabody   View image1866

Photographer: A. Claudet
 
68General John Pope (1822-1892)   View image

Photographer: Mathew Brady Studio
 
69Brigadier General Andrew Porter (1820-1872)   View image

Photographer: Mathew Brady Studio
 
70Major General Fitz John Porter (1822-1901)   View image1861

Photographer: Mathew Brady, Washington, D.C.
 
71Lieutenant Randall, 93rd New York Volunteers   View image

Photographer: R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C.
 
72Robert Barnwell Rhett (1800-1876)   View image

Publisher: E. & H.T. Anthony, New York, N.Y.
 
73General William Starke "Old Rosy" Rosencrans (1819-1898)   View image

Photographer: Mathew Brady Studio
 
74-75Frederick Rosencrantz   View image

Photographer: R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C.
"To Mayor Haller, with the highest esteem and consideration. Your most respectfully and much obliged servant...."
 
76[Lieutenant Scott?]   View image

Photographer: Mathew Brady Studio
 
77Lieutenant General Winfield Scott, "Old Fuss and Feathers" (1776-1866)   View image1861

Photographer: Mathew Brady, Washington, D.C.
 
78General John Sedgewick, "Uncle John" (1813-1864)   View image

Photographer: Mathew Brady Studio
 
79Frank Shaw   View image1863-1864
"Frank Shaw of the legislature of Washington Territory, Olympia, 1863-1864."
 
14General Franz Sigel   View image1862

Photographer: Mathew Brady, New York, N.Y.
 
80Henry Warner Slocum (1827-1894)   View image

Photographer: Mathew Brady Studio
 
811st Lieutenant Henry P. Smith, 93rd New York Volunteers   View image

Photographer: Mathew Brady Studio
 
82-83General William F. "Baldy" Smith   View image

Photographer: R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C.
 
84 Henry Harmon Spalding, Pioneer Missionary   View image
"Born Bath, N.Y., Nov. 26 1803. Raised in Wheeler. Educated [in?] Prattsburg. Brought into the church of Christ in that place under the devoted ministry of that most worthy & [faithful?]. Grad. at Hudson U. Theology in [Law?]. After missionary of the [illeg.] 1835. I crossed the mts. 1836 with wife Doctor Mrs. Whitman."
 
85Governor Isaac Ingalls Stevens (1818-1862)   View image

Photographer: Mathew Brady Studio
Served as first territorial governor of Washington.
 
86General George Stoneman (1822-1894)   View image

Photographer: R.W. Addis, Washington, D.C.
Served as governor of California from 1882-1886.
 
87General James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart, CSA (1833-1864)   View image1863

Photographer: Fischer & Bro., Baltimore, Md.
 
88Major George Suckley, Staff Surgeon (1830-1869)   View image
 
89Thomas   View image

Photographer: E. Gutekunst, Philadelphia, Pa.
 
90Tom Thumb [Charles S. Stratton] and Wife Lavinia Warren Stratton   View image
"Bought in Lincoln, Nebr. Feb. 10-1883."
 
91Tom Thumb Wedding, "the Fairy Wedding Group"   View image1863

Photographer: Mathew Brady Studio
 
Box/Folder Item
2/192Mrs. Tom Thumb, Count Primi Magri, and Baron E. Magri   View image

Photographer: Byarlay, St. Joseph, Mo.
"Presented by Mrs. Tom Thumb's Eden Musee Company."
 
Box Item
193Brigadier General John Blair Smith Todd (1814-1872)   View image

Publisher: E. Anthony, New York, N.Y.
 
94General Earl Van Dorn, CSA (1820-1863)   View image

Publisher: E. Anthony, New York, N.Y.
 
95Union Officer   View image
 
96Young Man in Union Uniform   View image1866

Photographer: Alexander Gardner, Washington, D.C.
 
97100 Union Officers of the Army and Navy   View image
Collage of small, numbered portraits which are identified by name on back.
 
Box/Folder Item
2/298Civil War Chessboard   View image
White squares contain photographs of 24 Union officers.

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Addis, R. W., d. 1874, photographer.
Brady, Mathew B., 1823 (ca.)-1896, photographer.
Fredricks, Charles DeForest, 1823-1894, photographer.
Organizations:
E. & H.T. Anthony (Firm), photographer.
Geographic Names:
United States--Armed Forces--Officers--Portraits.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Portraits.
Whidbey Island (Wash.)--History--Portraits.
Subjects:
Armed forces--Officers--Portraits.
Pioneers--Washington (State)--Portraits.
Pioneers--Washington (State)--Whidbey Island--Portraits.
Soldiers--United States--Portraits.
Genre Headings:
Cartes de visite.
Portrait photographs.
Last modified: November 17, 2010
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