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3 Image Grouping 48th Indiana Infantry
Item #: FDR16.044
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Here are three images from the same family. The first is identified as Frederick Ott & Sarah Rentfrow. It is a 6th plate ambrotype which has been cracked at an angle from left to right. It is of a couple seated from the waist up in a full leatherette case.

The second is a tintype of James Rentfrow, which according to the small slips of paper with the grouping is the father of Sarah J Rentfrow who is in the first image. It comes in full leatherette case though the pillow is separated from the lid.

The last image is a 6th plate ruby ambrotype of a ¾ standing pose of Alfred Ott (identified in the case). The image is in good condition with no damage noted. He stands with his rifle by his side with his accoutrements on. You can see he stands in front of a photographer’s backdrop. The image is in overall good condition.

It too comes with a small piece of modern paper with some genealogy information on it. When looking up Ott’s information, it became clear that his name was misspelled in the records which is not uncommon. The name listed in the 48th Indiana is ‘Ort’. Alfred Ort’s residence was Middleburgh IN. He enlisted on 1/16/1862 as a Private. On 1/16/1862 he mustered into "G" Co. IN 48th Infantry.

He died of disease on 7/4/1862 at Farmington, MS.


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