Posted 6 years ago
Just a hunch- No proof at all-this fellow many have been injured in the Civil War, captured and malnourished, etc? Or maybe not. He is pitifully small in the jacket he wears,, for a robust, broad-shouldered person supposedly before he saw action, his cheeks are actually sunken in,( better seen in the photo!! OMG! )and his eyes whispered to me, he has seen too much!! He is photographed in Keosauqua, Iowa, Civil War Stamp on card --with a date at time of cancel, 5-15 1865. You may not see it plainly as I can. Were they mustered out by then?
NOTE---- Yes , I know I am just suggesting &-way out of the box and off my chain. Relax.
-Please, nay-sayers, READ MY OPENING SENTENCE AGAIN.
I hear a rumbling thru the ranks saying "Well Lois, he could have gotten a jacket to wear from the photographer"!! I say " Yes, could be" and maybe not!