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Russinoff Collection

I work in Washington DC and live in Baltimore, MD. I have had an organic interest in the American Civil War since the 6th grade, and have been passionate about collecting photographs (tintypes, ambrotypes and CDV's) of soldiers since about that time. While a lot of collectors look to a state, regiment, theater, or battle, my collection has evolved to focus almost exclusively on images of identified participants in that struggle including their letters, diaries and whatnot the families have chosen to preserve. Owning and researching the images of these Americans has been a real privilege; the wealth of material available on these solders continues to impress me, especially now with a host of Internet databases and websites.

This image group came directly from the family of Corp. George B. Prouty, Co. C, 2d Vt. The centerpiece is an 1/4 plate of Prouty on left, probably John P. Ripley (id from a group shot of several members of C Company on the Vt website.

The grouping includes a postwar tintype of him, his small CDV album with 7 identified Vt soldiers (4 from the 2d) and some civilians which you may know? In addition his discharge, pension paperwork and 2 Co. C reunion ribbons. There are 3 large photos apparently of Co. C reunions in the 1890's and 1900s.

-- Paul Russinoff.

Left to right: George Prouty, John Ripley, Unknown

William Lambert Whitney
Co. E, 44th Massachusetts Infantry
1st Lieutenant, 54th Massachusetts Infantry

Simeon Adams, Jr.
2nd US Sharpshooters, 4th Vermont Infantry

Fay Bowker
Co. C, 2nd Vermont Infantry
Wounded in Action, Bull Run, Wilderness

George H. Jackson
4th Vermont Infantry

George B. Prouty
Co. C, 2nd Vermont Infantry

John P. Ripley
Co. C, 2nd Vermont Infantry

Israel Scott
Co. C, 2nd Vermont Infantry
Killed in Action, Spotsylvania, May 18, 1864

Reunion, probably Co. C, 2nd Vermont, Brattleboro, c1900

Reunion, probabaly Co. C, 2nd Vermont, Brattleboro, c1900

Reunion, probably Co. C, 2nd Vermont, Brattleboro, c1910-1915