: Carte de visite portrait of Major Frank Y. Commagere , 6th U.S. Cavalry. The photograph was taken by Carpenter and Mullen in Lexington, Kentucky, early in the Civil War and collected as part of the Howard Rossen Collection.
Born in Maumee, Ohio, Commagere (1844-1892) served as a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1861, then joined the 67th New York Volunteers as a second lieutenant from 1862-1863 before being dismissed. He later served as a major in the 6th U.S. Colored Cavalry from January 1865 until he mustered out in April 1866. Following the end of the Civil War, he was appointed first lieutenant in the 7th U.S. Cavalry in 1866, serving under Lieutenant Colonel Custer, until his resignation in 1868. He died in 1892 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. View on Ohio Memory.
: AV13_B01_20 Subjects
: Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Military officers; Military uniforms; Portrait photography Places
: Maumee (Ohio); Lucas County (Ohio)