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Posted 4 years ago

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marcobabe13
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This is a tintype of my great grandfather. Cassius was born in 1845 and I suspect this photo was taken before he went off to the Civil War in 1863 at the age of 18. I have the original letter he wrote to my grandfather Calvin in 1911.
He writes of his half-sister Laura "rattling gab that no one could get a word in edgewise." My husband would say some things never change!

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  1. geekasaurus geekasaurus, 4 years ago
    is he also holding a jug of something? LOL guns-n-alcohol! fortifying fighting men for over 150 yarrs!
  2. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 4 years ago
    lo great story and family heirloom
  3. marcobabe13 marcobabe13, 4 years ago
    Yes, geekasaurus, he had his priorities straight, didn't he? (tee hee)
  4. katemueller, 4 years ago
    I simply love the phrase "rattling gab"! What a great picture of a good-lookin' 18-year-old lad.
  5. kristie, 4 years ago
    awesome pic ......i also have some tintype of an oil rig and lady with kid on horse. ill try to show and tell soon
  6. August August, 3 years ago
    Top notch photo. Great letter. You're lucky to have an heirloom like this.
  7. marcobabe13 marcobabe13, 3 years ago
    Thank you very much, August. Yes, I'm extremely lucky to have such a wonderful heirloom. Thank you also, kate and kristie, for your comments.
  8. TheSarge, 3 years ago
    I am an avid military collector and a firearms Instructor, I am rather fascinated at how he indexed his fingers on the weapon. Cool photo!
  9. marcobabe13 marcobabe13, 3 years ago
    Thanks, Sarge. Perhaps there's no reason why he was holding the gun the way he was......maybe he just posed that way for the camera? I guess we'll never know!
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Season's Greetings to you and Yours, marcobabe13!

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