Signed carte view by Captain Louis Putoz of the 7th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry. Initially, Louis would muster with the 2nd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry as a private in May of 1861. A 3 month regiment, they would perform guard duty in the vicinity of Washington and Annapolis before mustering out of service at the end of July. That September he would muster with the 7th New Jersey. Over the course of the next several years he would receive promotion to sergeant, 1st lieutenant and finally to captain in March of 65′. The 7th would go on to earn one hell of a war record, fighting in some 50 engagements! This example bears a nice period, ink signature across the front bottom reading “Truly Yours Louis Putoz Capt. 7th N.J. Vols”. Louis would serve until July of 1865 before mustering out in Washington. Back marked out of Paterson, New Jersey with a cancelled tax stamp on the reverse.