Marshall House - Alexandria Virginia - Inventory Number: CDV 383 / SOLD
A rare war date CDV showing the Marshall House in Alexandria, Virginia where Colonel Elmer Ellsworth of the 11th New York Fire Zouaves was killed instantly by the hotel's proprietor James W. Jackson for hauling down a Confederate flag that flew from the buildings roof on May 24, 1861. Young men and boys appear in the front of the house, the house became a center of pilgrimage for Union Volunteers throughout the early days of the war. On the verso is the photographer's imprint by Bowdoin, Taylor, & Co. Alexandria. Soiling with some wear with crease in the center, nip at bottom of cardstock and pinhole at the top from dead letter office.
Inventory Number: CDV 383 / SOLD