Identified New York Artillery officer John Aiken Millard Jr.. Quite the poser with all his required equipment displayed, including his carpet bag.
Troy, NY photographer's b/m. You just don't see these poses anymore. Wear as shown.
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John Aiken Millard Jr. by Pine & Bell of Troy, N.Y. John Millard lays upon a carpet on the floor of the photographer's studio, his right arm resting against a box covered in fabric and ornamented with a tassel. The sword held in his right hand frames a pair of binoculars and its case. A open leather bound book lay atop his forage cap. On page most visible to the camera appears to be writing. On closer examination, the "writing" is nothing more than wiggly lines added in ink by the photographer or an assistant. Millard's well-tailored uniform, cuff links, and lace handkerchief indicate a young man of means. The ink inscription in the upper left of the print area identify the sitter as "Lieut Millard 1 Reg Art'y A.P." He served as a second lieutenant in Battery H of the First New York Light Artillery, part of the Army of the Potomac. On the right side of the image is stamped a large letter M, and is written the date, Nov. 29, 1864. Millard officially mustered in to the First a month later. He survived the war and left the army in June 1865.