Portrait of Private John Litogot, 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Company K, August 1862

Summary

John Litogot posed for this photograph shortly after he enlisted in the 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry in July 1862 during the Civil War. Litogot's first battle was also his last--he was killed during the Battle of Fredericksburg that December. Litogot was Henry Ford's mother's brother--the orphaned Litogots were adopted by different families as children. Ford never knew his uncle John, who died before Ford was born in July 1863.

John Litogot posed for this photograph shortly after he enlisted in the 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry in July 1862 during the Civil War. Litogot's first battle was also his last--he was killed during the Battle of Fredericksburg that December. Litogot was Henry Ford's mother's brother--the orphaned Litogots were adopted by different families as children. Ford never knew his uncle John, who died before Ford was born in July 1863.

Artifact

Ambrotype (Photograph)

Date Made

August 1862

Subject Date

August 1862

Creators

Unknown

Collection Title

Fair Lane Papers Subgroup 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.1.454

Credit

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

Material

Glass (Material)
Wood (Plant material)
Metal
Papier mache

Technique

Direct positive processes

Dimensions

Height: 3.938 in

Width: 2.438 in

Depth: 0.438 in

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