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Six unidentified soldiers in 45th Ohio Infantry Regiment officers’ uniforms with sabers. 1862-65.


This image shows six soldiers sitting down, enjoying wine and pipes.  One soldier is using a cork screw to open an unlabeled bottle of wine, another soldier holds a tumbler of wine, and a third is holding an upright bottle.  This upright bottle is interesting because it bears a neat label.  The bottle is shaped like a Bordeaux bottle with sloped shoulders, which reminds me of Chateau Haut-Brion.  I downloaded the highest resolution image and the label unfortunately is slightly out of focus and all white.  Too bad we cannot determine what it is!

Six unidentified soldiers in 45th Ohio Infantry Regiment officers' uniforms with sabers. 1862-1865. [1]

Six unidentified soldiers in 45th Ohio Infantry Regiment officers’ uniforms with sabers. 1862-1865. [1]


[1] [Six unidentified soldiers in 45th Ohio Infantry Regiment officers’ uniforms with sabers]. Between 1862-1865. Call Number: AMB/TIN no. 3018 [P&P]. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. URL: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2012650002/

  1. August 26, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Only one appears to have a glass (or rather a tumbler). Surely they weren’t drinking out of the bottle? But looks like red wine.

    Could this have been staged in some way or to some end?

    Graham

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  2. August 26, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    The soldier on the left appears to have a tin cup on the ground behind his saber. The soldier “pulling” the cork seems to have an air of being staged. But it does appear he has a t-shaped cork screw (or something similar). I know nothing about wine consumption of Civil War soldiers.

  1. September 1, 2014 at 8:14 am

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