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John Legros Collection

An Album of Ninth Vermont Soldiers and Friends

"I began collecting albumen images about 35 years ago. I focus specifically on the vintage, civil war CDVs of union generals. I have accumulated other kinds of images related to the CW, but generally I have the discipline not to stray too far away from CDVs of the generals. I acquired the 9th Vermont album because it had 2 images of General Stannard and it's Harper's Ferry connection was interesting."

Presented in the order they are in the album.

Why are there other than 9th Vermont soldiers in this album? Sylvester Partridge (1861), Signals Corps, was a Middlebury College classmate of Linus Sherman (1861) and a year behind Elijah (1860). Richard Weld and Jacob Lombard, 44th MA INF, were in New Bern, NC at the same time the 9th Vermont was. Darius Safford, 11th Vermont, was the brother of Mary Elizabeth Safford, who married Alvah Sherman, brother of Elijah and Linus.

All that said, we believe the album comes from the Sherman family.



Brigadier General George J. Stannard, U.S. Volunteers
Backmark: Styles', Burlington



Colonel George Jerrison Stannard, 9th VT INF

Backmark: Charles Miller, Burlington, VT
John's comments: early picture of him as a colonel, autographed






Major Edwin S. Stowell, 9th VT INF

Backmark: Brand Photographer, Chicago (IL)






Major Charles Jarvis, 9th VT INF

Backmark: Whipple, Boston








Adjutant John C. Stearns, 9th VT INF

Backmark: Fassett's Gallery, Chicago






Quartermaster Francis O. Sawyer, 9th VT INF

Backmark: Brand's, Chicago







Chaplain Lucius C. Dickinson, 9th VT INF

Backmark: Cunningham, Chicago






Assistant Surgeon Walter S. Vincent, 9th VT INF

Backmark: None








Captain Valentine G. Barney, Co. A, 9th VT INF

Backmark: A. Hesler, Chicago (IL)







1st Lieut. Linus Elias Sherman, Co. A, 9th VT INF

Backmark: D. F. Brandon, Camp Douglas (IL)

Additional resources: See Colorado Genealogy Web










1st Lieutenant Edmund F. Cleveland, Co. A, 9th VT INF

Backmark: None







2nd Lieut. Erastus W. Jewett, Co. A, 9th VT INF

Backmark: D. F. Brandon, Camp Douglas (IL)
John's comments: Is it signed by him?







2nd Lieut. Elijah Bernis Sherman, Co. C, 9th VT INF

Backmark: S. M. Fassett, Chicago (IL)



Elijah Bernis Sherman (post-service civilian)
Backmark: Gillett & Passon, Chicago (IL)







1st Lieutenant Asaph Clark, Co. D, 9th VT INF

Backmark: D. F. Brandon, Camp Douglas (IL)







1st Lieutenant Charles W. Haskell, Co. D, 9th VT INF
Backmark: Brady's, New York







2nd Lieutenant George N. Carpenter, Co. D, 9th VT INF

Backmark: Sumner & Harris, Gen'l Butler's H. Qrs in the Field







Captain Amasa Bartlett, Co. E, 9th VT INF

Backmark: A. Pattiani, Chicago







1st Lieutenant Elisha M. Quimby, Co. E, 9th VT INF

Backmark: A. Pattiani, Chicago (IL)







2nd Lieutenant Curtis A. Hibbard, Co. E, 9th VT INF

Backmark: None








Captain Joseph C. Brooks, Co. F, 9th VT INF

Backmark: C. L. Howe, Brattleboro'







1st Lt. Edwin A. Kilbourne, Co. G, 9th VT INF

Backmark: D. C. Pratt, Aurora (IL)







Captain Guy H. Guyer, Co. H, 9th VT INF

Backmark: None







1st Lieutenant Abel E. Leavenworth, Co. K, 9th VT INF
Backmark: None







1st Lieutenant Joel C. Baker, Co. K, 9th VT INF
Backmark: None







2nd Lieutenant Henry H. Rice, Co. K, 9th VT INF

Backmark: D. F. Brandon, Camp Douglas (IL)








Captain Darius J. Safford, Co. L, 11th VT INF
Backmark: Kimball, Concord, NH








Cynthia Sherman
Backmark: P. H. McKernon, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.








Alvah Sherman (older brother of Elijah and Linus)
Backmark: Treat, 142 Wash. St, ?City?








Elizabeth Safford Sherman (wife of Alvah)
Backmark: Treat, 142 Wash. St, ?City?



Young woman, bust vignette (possibly Elisabeth Safford, wife of Alvah Sherman)
Backmark: Kimball, Concord, NH







Captain Richard Harding Weld, Co. K, 44th MA INF
Backmark: J. W. Black, Boston







William I. Doughty, 2nd NC LARTY, CSA
Backmark: None (Frontmark: S. Wing's Patent, Oct. 13, 1863, 290 Washington St., Boston)








Lieutenant Jacob Lombard, 44th MA INF
Backmark: Case & Getchell, Boston








Lizzie Boyd (wife of Elijah Sherman)
Backmark: Brand's, Chicago








Captain Richard Harding Weld, Co. K, 44th MA INF
Backmark: None; inscription includes 'New Berne, NC 1863'







Jane "Jennie" (Galer) Sherman, Linus' wife
Backmark: Gates', Plattsburgh, NY







May be Hattie Lovering (Elijah's wife)
Backmark: E. R. Gard's, Chicago`







Eunice C. Sherman
Backmark: H. E. Dunham, Marshall, MI







Miss Sherman
Backmark: N.A & R.A. Moore, Hartfort, CT







Fred Brown
Backmark: Black & Batchelder, Boston







1st Lieutenant John Dixwell Thompson, Co. I, 45th MA INF
Backmark: Warren, 100 Merrimack St., Lowell (MA)







1st Lieutenant, Sylvester B. Partridge
Signal Corps, USA and 92nd New York Infantry
Backmark: D. F. Brandon, Camp Douglas (IL)








Captain Charles E. Cartwright, 99th NY INF
Backmark: None








William Kirkby? (not listed in any roster)
Backmark: None

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