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    Posted 10 years ago

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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, 10 years ago
      is he also holding a jug of something? LOL guns-n-alcohol! fortifying fighting men for over 150 yarrs!
    2. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 10 years ago
      lo great story and family heirloom
    3. marcobabe13 marcobabe13, 10 years ago
      Yes, geekasaurus, he had his priorities straight, didn't he? (tee hee)
    4. katemueller, 10 years ago
      I simply love the phrase "rattling gab"! What a great picture of a good-lookin' 18-year-old lad.
    5. kristie, 10 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, 9 years ago
      Top notch photo. Great letter. You're lucky to have an heirloom like this.
    7. marcobabe13 marcobabe13, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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, 8 years ago
      Season's Greetings to you and Yours, marcobabe13!

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