Henry Sanford Photographs,

Summary Information

Title: Henry Sanford Photographs
Inclusive Dates: 1861-1898

  • Sanford, Henry
Call Number: WVM Mss 1241

Quantity: 0.4 linear ft. (2 flat boxes, 1 oversized folder, and 2 negative flaps) of photographs.

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Veterans Museum (Map)

Photographs pertaining to the postwar activities of Henry Sanford, a Racine, Wisconsin resident who served with Company F, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Sanford enlisted on April 23, 1861 and served with the famed Iron Brigade regiment until his term expired in 1864. After the war, Sanford was an active member in the G.A.R. and served as a member of the commission appointed by Wisconsin Governor, Jeremiah Rusk to identify monuments on the Gettysburg battlefield. The photographs document these activities, and include portraits of Sanford and images from the Gettysburg. Two of the portraits show an older Sanford, including one of him wearing G.A.R. medals. Another image consists of two portraits, one of Sanford in uniform from 1861 and another taken in 1898. The image also includes a brief biography that provides more information on his postwar activities. The Gettysburg-related images include four stereoviews of the battlefield, a shot of Devil's Den taken soon after the battle, a photograph of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, and an image of cannon that had been recaptured by Union forces during the battle. There is also an interesting photograph of the monument commission posing for a group shot on Little Round Top. Some of the individuals are identified in the image, among them are Sanford and Governor Rusk. The copy negatives are of the 1861 and 1898 portraits of Sanford. There is some confusion as to the correct spelling of Sanford's name. The Wisconsin Civil War roster and some of the photographs list his name as Sandford. However, the Wisconsin veterans census and his tombstone list him as Sanford.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.wvm-mss01241
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