Portrait of Barney Litogot, 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Company K, 1865

Summary

Civil War soldier Barney Litogot sat for this photograph in Springfield, Illinois, in the spring of 1865. Litogot's regiment, the 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, was there to serve as honor guard for Abraham Lincoln's funeral. When his regiment mustered out in June, Litogot returned home to the young wife he had left behind nearly three years before. His infant son had died while Litogot was away.

Civil War soldier Barney Litogot sat for this photograph in Springfield, Illinois, in the spring of 1865. Litogot's regiment, the 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, was there to serve as honor guard for Abraham Lincoln's funeral. When his regiment mustered out in June, Litogot returned home to the young wife he had left behind nearly three years before. His infant son had died while Litogot was away.

Artifact

Carte-de-visite (Card photograph)

Date Made

1865

Subject Date

1865

Collection Title

Fair Lane Papers Subgroup 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.1.455

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Cardboard

Technique

Albumen process
Handwriting
Mounting
Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 4 in

Width: 2.5 in

Inscriptions

Handwritten on front at bottom: Barney Litogot Printed on back: CHURCH & HENRY / Artists, / North side Capitol Square, over / S.B. Fisher's Store, / SPRINGFIELD, ILL. / First premium awarded at the / State Fair for 1863. / No. [67] / This Negative retained one / year for future orders.

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