Antique Photo Album from the estate of heir to Susan Kemper Rife the album is filled with Civil War Era Photos. Signed Photo of Lt Rife US Army , and other family members of Rife and Kemper Family. Also signed photo to Lt Rife from the two smallest men in world and two other dwarf photos. Album is in very good condition. Pat. 1865.
Joseph B Rife was mustered into Co G 6 Pa Reserves as a private on July 27, 1861 as Washington, DC. He was promoted to 1st Sergeant. He was discharged on August 5, 1861 to accept promotion as 2nd lieutenant in the 6th US Infantry. Rife was 21 years old at the time of enlistment, stood 5 feet 9 inches tall, had black hair, a dark complexion and dark eyes. He resided in Middletown, Pa
Adam Kemper was Captain of Company K, 6th United States Colored Troops Heavy Artillery unit stationed in Mississippi in 1864. Kemper originally served as a first sergeant with the 46th Illinois before becoming an officer with the 6th USCT Heavy Artillery.
Album is for sale, Iv owned it for over 35yrs.. $595
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