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||Large format oval albumen print on card stock of Joseph Arnold and members of Company H, 26th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
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||Group portrait of 1st Lieutenant Joseph Arnold, Company E, 26th Wisconsin Infantry and thirty-one members of Company H (Arnold commanded Company H the last weeks before muster out) taken in a gallery, probably at end of war in Milwaukee. Company H was recruited from the Sheboygan, Wisconsin area. Arnold is wearing a fatigue blouse with 1st Lieutenant's bars on shoulders. The men are seated and standing in four rows, twenty-four are wearing Uniform Coats while the rest wear Fatigue Blouses, all are wearing or holding black felt hats, three of which are M1858 Uniform hats while the rest wear civilian style hats, four wear sergeant's chevrons, and Musician Carl Rosselor sits in the front on his drum. To the right of Arnold is 1st Sergeant William Ehrmann; to the left of Arnold sit sergeants Otto Krebs; Friederich Engelking; and Henry Reineck. There were 30 enlisted men present at the muster out of the company in June 1865 and their names appear in the PEOPLE section. The 31st man may be one of the members who was absent sick, but was able to make it for this last group photograph. The original mat for the photograph has the "ghost" of a star and pin holes in each corner. This is where Arnold attached his blue felt 20th Army Corps badge to the mat. The corp badge is in the Curatorial Collection.
Mathes, Phillip #2
Zimmermann, Phillip J.
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26th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
||Joseph Arnold and Members of Company H, 26th Wisconsin Infantry
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