2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 30, 2019 3:52 PM by LOC Manuscript Division

    Seeking civil war photos of great grandfather

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      Is it possible to find civil war photos of my great grandfather? My 3rd great grandfather was Corporal Charles Henry Penn.  He served in Company E, Massachusetts 11th Infantry Regiment enlisting on 13 Jun 1861.  Mustered out on 24 Jun 1864.  He died in Philadelphia, PA on 6 August 1864 from cholera at 38 yrs old.  I'd love to find a photo of him or his regiment.  I have found some great information on the battles he fought including his horrible demise due to contracting cholera.  I have his pension records which tell a story in themselves.

       

      I hope someone could direct me.  Should I visit the National Archives or the Library of Congress?  I'm not sure what direction to go in to find a photo.


      Thanks for your help!

      Donna.