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Young woman ambrotype
Description: This unidentified young woman's portrait was found on the body of Civil War soldier Thomas Kilgore. Kilgore served with the 95th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.) and died in Jackson Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee on July 2, 1863 at the age of 18. An ambrotype is an early photograph created by imaging a negative on glass backed by a dark surface. This ambrotype measures 2.75" by 3" (6.99 by 7.62 cm). The 95th O.V.I. was organized at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio under Colonel William L. McMillen on August 19, 1862. The next day it proceeded to Kentucky and soon engaged in the disastrous battle at Richmond, where most of the regiment was captured. The men were exchanged in November, and until May, 1863, were kept at work in drill and reorganization. The regiment fought at Vicksburg and Nashville, formed part of an expedition marching into the interior of Mississippi, and operated in Arkansas and Missouri. It followed in the pursuit of Hood, and joined Canby at Mobile. On August 19, 1865 the regiment was mustered out after sustaining a loss of more than 500 men during its term of service. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om1447_1160832_001
Subjects: Ohio Women; Military Ohio; Civil War; 95th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.)
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)