ca. 1863, [tintype portrait of Private Henry McCollum of Company B, 78th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, and three unidentified soldiers at Point Lookout, Tennessee] , Royan Linn
via the Library of Congress, Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs

ca. 1863, [tintype portrait of Private Henry McCollum of Company B, 78th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, and three unidentified soldiers at Point Lookout, Tennessee] , Royan Linn

via the Library of Congress, Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs

ca. 1861-65, [tintype portrait of two Federal soldiers on the summit of Lookout  Mountain, one identified as member of the 69th Ohio Infantry]
via Heritage Auctions

ca. 1861-65, [tintype portrait of two Federal soldiers on the summit of Lookout Mountain, one identified as member of the 69th Ohio Infantry]

via Heritage Auctions

ca. 1864, “M. W. Ingle on Lookout Mountain Aged 22 4th July 1864”
via Heritage Auctions

ca. 1864, “M. W. Ingle on Lookout Mountain Aged 22 4th July 1864”

via Heritage Auctions

ca. 1864, [21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Company D at Lookout Mountain in Tennessee]
via the Wisconsin Historical Society

ca. 1864, [21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Company D at Lookout Mountain in Tennessee]

via the Wisconsin Historical Society

ca. 1860-70, [children at Lookout Mountain (Tenn.)], Robert M. Linn 
via the Library of Congress

ca. 1860-70, [children at Lookout Mountain (Tenn.)], Robert M. Linn

via the Library of Congress

ca. 1861-65, Union Maj. Gen. D.C. McCallum and another officer seated on top of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
via the Civil War Photograph collection at the Library of Congress

ca. 1861-65, Union Maj. Gen. D.C. McCallum and another officer seated on top of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

via the Civil War Photograph collection at the Library of Congress

ca. 1863, Union Calvary officer at Point Lookout, Tennessee. 
Photographed by the Linns brothers who, in 1863, photographed western Union armies as they advanced towards Atlanta.
via the Liljenquist Collection at the Library of Congress

ca. 1863, Union Calvary officer at Point Lookout, Tennessee.

Photographed by the Linns brothers who, in 1863, photographed western Union armies as they advanced towards Atlanta.

via the Liljenquist Collection at the Library of Congress

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