Posted 8 years ago
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!