Micaiah F. Fairfield | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Micaiah F. Fairfield

Micaiah F. Fairfield | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Major Micaiah F. Fairfield, F & S, 1st Alabama Cavalry (Union). Micaiah was the son of Samuel Fairfield, Jr. He was born July 5, 1823, in Pittsfield, Vermont, and attended Oberlin College in Ohio from 1845-46. He enlisted as a 2nd Lieutenant on July, 8 1862 in Company Ford's Independent Cavalry Regiment of Illinois. He transferred to Company L, 15th Illinois Cavalry, on December 25, 1862, and was promoted to Major on April 22, 1863. He also received his commission in Company S, 1st Alabama Cavalry, on April 22, 1863.
DESCRIPTION
Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Major Micaiah F. Fairfield, F & S, 1st Alabama Cavalry (Union). Micaiah was the son of Samuel Fairfield, Jr. He was born July 5, 1823, in Pittsfield, Vermont, and attended Oberlin College in Ohio from 1845-46. He enlisted as a 2nd Lieutenant on July, 8 1862 in Company Ford's Independent Cavalry Regiment of Illinois. He transferred to Company L, 15th Illinois Cavalry, on December 25, 1862, and was promoted to Major on April 22, 1863. He also received his commission in Company S, 1st Alabama Cavalry, on April 22, 1863.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:71032
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Creator Name:Unknown
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Collection Name:State Historical Society of Wisconsin, collector : Civil War photographs, circa 1861-circa 1865
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 6050.74
Original Dimensions:2.5 x 4 inches
SUBJECTS
Officers
Military uniforms
Portraits
Civil War, 1861-1865
Beards
Hairstyles
Indoor photography
Men
Moustache

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