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Isaac Bonsall Collection of Photographs: Finding Aid
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Photographs

Note

Titles devised by the cataloger are enclosed in square brackets.
Box 1

Photographs (Items 1-13, 16-33, 35-41)

Item  1

[Portrait of a Union soldier], approximately 1863-1864

Physical Description: 11 x 7.5 cm
Item  2

[U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Wm. S. Rosecrans], approximately 1862

Physical Description: 11 x 7 cm
Item  3

[Line of shelters covered with branches near Chattanooga, Tennessee], approximately 1864

Physical Description: 7 x 11 cm
Item  4

[Tents of Battery Mitchell & Co., Chattanooga, Tennessee], approximately 1864

Physical Description: 15 x 22 cm
Item  5

[Stone house with men on porch and with horses, Chattanooga, Tennessee], approximately 1864

Physical Description: 15 x 22 cm
Item  6

[Artillery squad in a Union Redoubt, Chattanooga, Tennessee], approximately 1864

Physical Description: 15 x 22 cm
Item  7

[Aiming siege guns at Lunette Mitchell, inside of Fortress Rosecrans, Chattanooga, Tennessee], approximately 1864

Physical Description: 15 x 22 cm
Item  8

[Artillery and infantry squads by siege guns in Redoubt inside Fortress Rosecrans], approximately 1864

Physical Description: 15 x 22 cm
Item  9

[Overview of Chattanooga, Tennessee, looking toward Lookout Mountain], approximately 1864

Physical Description: 15 x 22 cm
Item  10

[Army post below Signal Hill, Chattanooga, Tennessee], approximately 1864

Physical Description: 15 x 22 cm
Item  11

House presented to Lt. Genl. U.S. Grant by the Citizens of Galena, Ills., approximately 1865

Physical Description: oval 18.5 x 13.5 cm

Note

Title transcribed from handwritten note on verso.
Item  12

[Machinery and elevation drawings of Chattanooga Water Works], approximately 1864

Physical Description: 20.5 x 24 cm

Note

Photograph of drawings.
Item  13

[Union army artillery squad posed with cannon], approximately 1864

Physical Description: 13.5 x 18.5 cm
Item  16

[Tents of Battery Mitchell & Co., Chattanooga, Tennessee], approximately 1864

Physical Description: 15 x 22 cm
Item  17

[Skirmish site at farm near Lookout Mt.], approximately 1863-1864

Physical Description: 13.5 x 18.5 cm
Item  18

[Union cavalry squad and carriage traveling, Tennessee], approximately 1864

Physical Description: 13.5 x 18.5 cm
Item  19

[Back view of large clapboard house, Chattanooga, Tennessee], approximately 1864

Physical Description: 15 x 22 cm
Item  20

[Two-story house with veranda, Chattanooga, Tennessee], approximately 1864

Physical Description: 7 x 11 cm
Item  21

[Large wooden clapboard house, Chattanooga, Tennessee], approximately 1864

Physical Description: 15 x 22 cm
Item  22

[Large wooden clapboard house, Chattanooga, Tennessee], approximately 1864

Physical Description: 15 x 22 cm
Item  23

View of mess at supper [Chattanooga, Tennessee], approximately 1864

Physical Description: 22 x 15 cm

Note

Title transcribed from handwritten note on verso.
Item  24

[Group of 7 Union Army soldiers posed in demonstration of eating at mess, possibly Chattanooga, Tennessee], approximately 1862-1863

Physical Description: 11 x 7 cm
Item  25

[Seated Union army officer], approximately 1862-1863

Physical Description: 11 x 7 cm
Item  26

Union Army Major/Lt. Colonel, possibly at General Rosecrans' headquarters, Chattanooga, Tennessee], approximately 1862-1863

Physical Description: 11 x 7 cm
Item  27

[Elevation drawing of Chattanooga Water Works by C.H. Elliott], approximately 1864

Physical Description: 12 x 25.5 cm

Note

Photograph of drawings.
Item  28

[Crawfish Spring, Georgia], 1863

Physical Description: 26 x 33 cm
Item  29

[Grazing cattle and pigs in Rocky Valley near Arkansas, Kansas], approximately 1875-1880

Physical Description: 20 x 25.5 cm
Item  29.1

[Group portrait of large group of men, well-dressed, with hats and many wearing ribbons, as for a convention], approximately 1881

Note

Includes several U.S. flags and numerous rifles. Concession tents in background. Possibly Arkansas City, Kansas or nearby. (Former Sgt. I. H. Bonsall was one of a roster of veterans that established a new encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1881. Possibly a scene of veterans.)
Physical Description: 25.5 x 31 cm
Item  29.2

[Portrait of an unidentified man with beard wearing white shirt and plain coat], approximately 1875-1880

Note

Attributed to Bonsall by donor. Possibly a self-portrait[?].
Physical Description: 15 x 12 cm
Item  29.3

[View of stores and businesses on Summit Street, Arkansas City, Kansas], approximately 1875-1880

Note

Shows storefronts, boardwalk, horses, carriages, businesses with signs. C. R. Sipes' hardware store, seen at left, was established around 1870 on Summit Street. (Source: William G. Cutler, “History of the State of Kansas, Cowley County, Part 9").
Physical Description: 20 x 25.5 cm
Item  30

After the charge, 1862

Physical Description: image 15 x 22 cm, mount 25.5 x 30.5 cm

Note

Title transcribed from handwritten frame. Matted; "Entered … 1862, by N. Brown, Photographer …"--copyright statement on image; "Fort Robbinette near Corinth … Sept. 6th & 7th 1862"--note on verso
Item  31

Fort Robbinette at Corinth [Mississippi], 6th & 7th of Sept. 1862

Physical Description: image 15 x 22 cm, mount 25.5 x 30.5 cm

Note

Title and date transcribed from handwritten mote on verso. Matted; "Entered … 1862, by N. Brown, Photographer …"--copyright statement on image
Item  32

[Three-story house with picket fence, Chattanooga, Tennessee], approximately 1864

Physical Description: image 14.5 x 18 cm, mount 29.5 x 24.5
Item  33

[Military Bridge, Chattanooga, Tennessee, taken from the Navy Yard], approximately 1863-1864

Physical Description: 26 x 31.5 cm
Item  35

[Chattanooga Railroad Yards #3, Tennessee], approximately 1863-1864

Physical Description: 25 x 33 cm
Item  36

[Man at Lulah Lake, Lookout Mt., Georgia], approximately 1863

Physical Description: 32 x 26 cm
Item  37

[Slope of Lookout Mt., Georgia], approximately 1863

Physical Description: 26 x 33.5 cm
Item  38

[Lulah Falls, Lookout Mt., Georgia], approximately 1863

Physical Description: 26 x 33 cm
Item  39

[Tennessee River near Chattanooga, Tennessee], approximately 1863

Physical Description: 26.5 x 32.5 cm
Item  40

[Indian Mound, near Chattanooga, Tennessee, sanitary garden for convalescents], approximately 1864

Physical Description: 26 x 32.5 cm
Item  41

[Lulah Falls, Lookout Mt., Georgia], approximately 1863

Physical Description: 26 x 33.5 cm
Item  43

[Chattanooga, Tennessee], approximately 1864

Physical Description: 26 x 32.5 cm
Item  44

[Camp of U.S. Colored Infantry at Chattanooga, Tenn., near Sanitary Garden], approximately 1864

Physical Description: 26.5 x 33 cm
Box 2

Oversize and matted photographs (Items 14-15, 34, 42, 45-53)

Item  14

[Partial artillery squad in a Union redoubt, Fortress Rosecrans, Murfreesboro, Tennessee], approximately 1863-1864

Physical Description: 15 x 22 cm

Note

"No. 5" written on verso; matted with Item 15.
Item  15

View of the tents of Battery Mitchell & Company …, approximately 1863

Physical Description: 15 x 22 cm

Note

Title transcribed from handwritten note on verso; matted with Item 14.
Item  34

[Close-order Black Platoon Drill in Parade Plaza near Chattanooga, Tennessee], approximately 1864

Physical Description: 26 x 31.5 cm

Note

Matted.
Item  42

[Group of Union Military and Civilian Men, Chattanooga, Tennessee], approximately 1863-1864

Physical Description: 31 x 26 cm

Note

Matted.
Item  45

Military bridge across the Tennessee River at Chattanooga, built Oct 1863, approximately 1863-1864

Physical Description: 27 x 34.5 cm

Note

Title transcribed from handwritten note on verso; matted.
Item  46

Genl. Thomas and Staff, and Genl. King, Point Lookout, Lookout Mt., approximately 1863

Physical Description: image 28 x 22 cm, mount 40.5 x 38 cm
Item  47

Genl. Hooker on Point Lookout, Lookout, Mt., approximately 1864

Physical Description: image 28 x 21.5 cm, mount 45 x 38 cm

Note

Title transcribed from handwritten caption.
Item  48

Steamboat [Bridgeport], U.S. Navy Yards, 1864

Physical Description: image 25 x 33 cm, mount 33 x 43 cm

Note

Title and date transcribed from handwritten caption; matted.
Item  49

[Steamboat Kingston on River Chattanooga, Tennessee], approximately 1863-1864

Physical Description: image 26 x 30.5 cm, mount 35.5 x 43 cm
Item  50

[Infantry company in formation, Chattanooga Railroad Yards], approximately 1863-1864

Physical Description: 32.5 x 36 cm

Note

Matted.
Item  51

The Navy Yard Chattanooga, Tenn., Capt. Slayton's Mill. I.H. Bonsall, photographer, approximately 1863-1864

Physical Description: image 26 x 32 cm, mount 38 x 45.5 cm

Note

Title transcribed from handwritten caption.
Item  52

Officers, 1st U.S. V.V. Eng'rs … I.H. Bonsall, Art., approximately 1865

Physical Description: mount 38 x 46 cm

Note

39 head-and-shoulder portraits of the officers of the 1st United States Veteran Volunteer Engineers, centered around a larger portrait of Col. William E. Merrill, pasted on board with decorative border, with names captioned below each photograph. Title transcribed from handwritten caption.
Item  53

Non-Com'd State, 1st U.S.V.V. Engr's, approximately 1865

Physical Description: mount 38 x 46 cm

Note

8 head-and-shoulder portraits of non-commissioned officers of the 1st United States Veteran Volunteer Engineers, centered around a larger portrait of Lieutenant Horace D. Olds, pasted on board with decorative border, with names captioned below each photograph. Title transcribed from handwritten caption.