A rare image . . . from the look of these soldiers this is a late civil War photo of a battle-hardened company. A company would have started with around 100 men, there were no replacements. After a hard campaign between caualties and disease this is what might be left . . .
Civil War Photo: George Armstrong Custer & Wife. Michigan's own..his wife was undoubtably responsible for making him a legion, despite his leading his men to their death by his vanity and poor judgement against the Indians
1861-65 "The photographic history of the Civil War" : thousands of scenes photographed 1861-65, with text by many special authorities" (1911) Authors: Miller, Francis Trevelyan, 1877-1959 Lanier, Robert S. (Robert Sampson), 1880-