February is Black History Month and 2011 is the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. In recognition of these two events, Wabash Valley Visions & Voices shares the following image of a daguerreotype showing an African-American soldier in full Union Army dress. A small, ornate case with soft material protects the image. To view this image more closely, click here.
The repository for this daguerreotype is the Vigo County Historical Society located at 1411 S. 6th St. in Terre Haute, Ind. To view more images from the historical society’s collection on WV3, click here.