Large Civil War photograph mounted on card stock titled "Crawfish Springs Chickamauga 1863". Inscriptions lower left margin, "Picket at Crawfish Spring GA. July 1864 C.H.B." and lower right corner, "Sharing a Picket Perk". Pencil inscription verso, upper left corner, "Major Charles H. Boyd" and in crayon "Boyd" and lower left corner, "On the Battlefield of Chickamauga". Photograph – 13 3/4"H x 11"W. Card stock – 22"H x 14 1/2"W. Note: Crawfish Springs was the last source of water for many Union soldiers prior to the Battle of Chickamauga. The entire campaign was marked by a water shortage due to a drought in the summer of 1863 (ref: National Park Service). Provenance: The Estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN. Descended in the family of Charles Harrold Boyd, who served on General George H. Thomas staff as Captain of the Topographical Engineers, Army of the Cumberland. (Information according to the "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: Overall good condition. Minute foxing spots, surface of photo and card stock. Toning, across top of card stock. Tears, largest 1 1/2", to edges of card stock (does not affect photograph).
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