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Extremely Rare Carte View of Lieutenant Lawrence VanAlstyne

Extremely rare carte view of Lieutenant Lawrence VanAlstyne.

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Extremely rare carte view of Lieutenant Lawrence VanAlstyne. The future lieutenant would muster as a corporal in Company B of the 128th New York Infantry in August, 1862. The following August he would be discharged for a promotion in the 90th USCT, 19th Corps de Afrique Infantry as a 2nd lieutenant. This view dates to his service with the 90th USCT, taken just four months after his promotion. He would be discharged the following August. Post war Lawrence would author the most popular book written by a Civil War veteran titled “Diary of an Enlisted Man” which is still widely popular among Civil War enthusiasts. This one bears a very nice period ink inscription on the reverse reading “Lieut. Lawrence VanAlstyne 19 Reg. Infty. Corps Di A Dec. 8, 1863”. Carte views of VanAlstyne are extremely rare. Especially from his service with the 90th USCT. This one is a bit faint but a very hard view to find.

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