Robert Ramsey, Union Officer


Robert Ramsey, Union Officer


Sepia-toned portrait of a young man in the uniform of an Infantry officer from the Union Army during the Civil War. His long frock coat has a single row of buttons and shoulder boards, and he wears both a belt and a sash at the waist. The front of his coat is unbuttoned, perhaps to reveal a token such as a handkerchief or scarf carried next to his chest. His right hand rest upon a sword, and he stands in a 'parade rest' stance. The brim of his Hardee hat is fastened up on his left and has a large feather on the right and an infantry insignia on the front of the crown. He stands against a plain backdrop with a United States flag draped and tied aside as if it were a curtain on his right. This photo was included in a collection donated by a Forest Grove resident, Ruby Bamford. The Bamford family was from England, but lived in Illinois during the Civil War. They settled in the Gales Creek area in the early 1880s. It is not known whether the photos belonged to the Bamfords or to Mrs. Bamford's natal family before their donation. See WCMpic_015180, WCMpic_015185, WCMpic_015186, WCMpic_015187, WCMpic_015191, WCMpic_015192, WCMpic_015194, WCMpic_015196, WCMpic_015188, WCMpic_015200, and WCMpic_015201 for other images from this collection.
[front] [ink] Robt. Ramsey [back] [stamp] Van Stavoren, Photographer, No. 53, College Street, Betw'n Union St. & Square, Nashville, Tenn. [pencil] No. 20.

Date Created

circa 1862-1864








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