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    "There are a great many things I am in doubt about at the moment, and I should consider myself favoured if you would kindly enlighten me. Signed, Doubtful, off to Canada." (BJP 1914).

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    I like Bill's suggestion. It looks like the moustache in the fourth and eleventh images and the uniform of the ninth image on this page, and he's got two stars--

    http://learn.bowdoin.edu/joshua-lawr...erlain/photos/
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
    Photography (not as up to date as the flickr site)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo
    Academic (Slavic and Comparative Literature)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com

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    My guess: Major General Ambrose Burnside.
    See: www.old-picture.com .

    From there, Google " Ambrose Burnside ".
    Carpe erratum!!

    Ed Sukach, FFP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Walrath View Post
    This site indicates it is an albumen print in 2 3/8" by 4" format. Also that is would almost have to have been made post-war. Matthew Brady started using this in late 1865. As to the officer's identity, your guess is as good as mine.
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    The site indicates that the Imperial CDV was larger than what you state.
    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Sukach View Post
    My guess: Major General Ambrose Burnside.
    See: www.old-picture.com .

    From there, Google " Ambrose Burnside ".
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    Absolutely not. Burnside was never a two-star general at that advanced age.
    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
    I like Bill's suggestion. It looks like the moustache in the fourth and eleventh images and the uniform of the ninth image on this page, and he's got two stars--

    http://learn.bowdoin.edu/joshua-lawr...erlain/photos/
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    It does look a bit like Chamberlain; but Chamberlain would have been much younger as a Brigadier General of Volunteers and was mustered out as a Major-General of Volunteers.
    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon koss View Post
    I have been trolling the uncharted recesses of my photo collection and dredged up this photo CDV of what appears to be a two star general. I have never been able to identify him. Does anyone have any ideas on his identity or even possible sources of information about same?

    Thanks in advance,

    Jon
    I apologize for thinking a two-star General was a BG; rather than a MG.
    I stand by my opinions, however, that Burnside and Chamberlain were much younger when they achieved that rank. The absence of any other accoutrement makes me wonder if perhaps it is the uniform of a military school, or some such.
    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnanian View Post
    It looks like William Henry Beck of Pennsylvania ..

    http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/whbeck.htm
    How?

    The unidentified guy in the picture is a Major General, WH Beck only made Bigadier General (it says so on his tombstone)

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    Yes Chamberlain was a young man when first a two star general.
    http://www.civil-war.net/cw_images/files/images/298.jpg
    But these photos are often made at the reunions of the union army.
    Camberlain died in 1914 and this image looks quite elderly; this would not be possible as a real Brady image. Brady's Washington studio closed in 1881, New York in 1875, Putting this image before 1875, but his images were copied by Antony co. and reproduced for many years.
    "There are a great many things I am in doubt about at the moment, and I should consider myself favoured if you would kindly enlighten me. Signed, Doubtful, off to Canada." (BJP 1914).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galah View Post
    How?

    The unidentified guy in the picture is a Major General, WH Beck only made Bigadier General (it says so on his tombstone)
    hi galah,

    yep, it wasn't him ...
    but if you do advance aging techniques,
    AND flip the image of beck that i linked to
    the person has the same nose, eyes, hair, face and moustache ...


    too bad i can't do a seance at major general george sears greene's gravesite and ask him
    ... he is buried down the road from me ...
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