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Pvt. Manuel Taylor by Gayford & Speidel of Rock Island, Ill. Taylor served his entire enlistment in the 108th U.S. Colored Infantry. This image was part of an album of cartes de visite of enlisted men in Company F of the regiment. The album was assembled by Theodore F. Wright, one of the lieutenants in command of the company. He inscribed the back of each image with the name and brief description of the soldier, and presented the completed album to his mother as a gift.
Preston Smith (December 25, 1823 – September 19, 1863) was a lawyer and soldier from the state of Tennessee who served as a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He was killed in action during a night attack during the Battle of Chickamauga in northern Georgia. Preston Smith was born in Giles County, Tennessee.
Sumter Guards uniform coat (pictured below), worn by Captain D. Huger Bacot in the 1870s, and perhaps earlier, since the coat may be Civil War manufacture. The collar and cuffs represent the infantry as specified by the system of branch color developed during the Civil War. Charleston Museum.