Four (4) Charles Harrod Boyd Civil War photographs. 1st item: Photograph mounted on card stock depicting a group of Union officers, likely General George H. Thomas and his staff, standing on Umbrella Rock in Chattanooga, Tennessee overlooking the surrounding landscape. Partial title and signature reading "Topo. Eng…Captain Army of Cumberland", in ink, top right and bottom left corners, en verso. Photograph – 15 5/8" H x 21 1/4" W. Card stock – 17 14" H x 23" W. 2nd item: Civil War photograph mounted on card stock titled "The two Left-hand home of Genl E. H Thomas Headquarters 1863-64-" in pencil, top left corner, and "Genl. quarter view in the right side of hall of home with Columns,-1864-C.H.B." in pencil, lower right corner, en verso. Depicts the headquarters of General George Henry Thomas with a row of cannons, foreground. Signed "Boyd" in crayon, top left corner, en verso. Card stock with printed border with patriotic motifs and "Head Quarters of the Army of the Cumberland" above, and "View of Topl. Engr. Army of the Cumbl. Chattanooga Tenn. 1863-4" below. Photograph – 8" H x 12 3/4" W. Card stock – 11 1/4" H x 16 1/4" W. 3rd-4th items: Two (2) photographs mounted on card stock titled "On Way to Atlanta", one dated "1864", with designations "No 2" and "No 4", in pencil, en verso. Both photographs depict forested landscapes, "No 2" with the backs of two Union soldiers, lower right. Both signed "Boyd" with title and number, in pencil, signed "Boyd", in crayon, en verso. Photographs range in size from 11 3/8" H x 14 3/4" W to 11 3/4" H x 15" W. Card stock – 14 1/8" H x 17 1/4" W. Provenance: The Estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN. Descended in the family of Charles Harrod Boyd, who served on General George H. Thomas staff as Captain of the Topographical Engineers, Army of the Cumberland. (source: "Civil War Record of Brown University", 1920). Charles Boyd's wife, Annette Maria Dearborn Boyd, was the daughter of Greenleaf Dearborn (1786-1846) and great granddaughter of Maj. General Henry Dearborn (1751-1829) on her mother's side. She and Charles Harrod Boyd had four children Annie Frances Harrod Boyd, Augusta Dearborn Boyd, Emily Dearborn Boyd, and Julia Wingate Boyd (wife of Lewis M. Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN). CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with foxing spots to surface of photograph. Thomas and his staff in highly visible condition. 1 3/4" x 2" area of loss, top left corner of photograph. Card stock in fragmentary condition, majority of title missing. Two areas of white archival tape repair to tears to photograph, largest 8" x 1 1/8", en verso of card stock. 2nd item: Overall good condition with toning. Minute foxing spots, surface of photograph and card stock. Areas of dampstaining, largest 4", surface of photograph and card stock. Cracks, largest 8 1/4", to verso of card stock (areas visible on surface of photograph). Tears, largest 1/2", to edges of card stock. 3rd-4th items: Overall good condition with foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, largest 5 1/2" x 1 1/2", to surface of photographs and card stock. Tears, including 1 1/2" x 3/4" area of loss resulting in 1/2" tear, lower left corner of "No. 2" photograph. Corners bumped, to card stock, small area of loss, top left corner of "No 2" card stock.
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