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Title Carte de visite of Civil War Soldier J. M. Keen, ca. 1863
Description Vignetted carte de visite portrait of a Civil War soldier in uniform. Written on the front is "Present by J. M. Keen" and written on the verso is "Dr. J. J. Keen." Many photos in the album were from the Lafayette area. The recipient of the photo was Dr. Joshua J. Keen, who lived in Americus and Buck Creek, Indiana in Tippecanoe County. He also served in the Civil War.

Depicted is James M. Keen (b. about 1839), the younger brother of Joshua J. Keen. He served in the Civil War, enlisting at Bucyrus, Ohio on September 3, 1861 and serving with Company E of the 34th Ohio Infantry. He was discharged in Columbus, Ohio on September 12, 1864. Census records indicate that in 1870, his family lived in Logan, Fountain County, Indiana. By 1880, the family lived in Indianapolis. He later lived in Lafayette, Indiana and was admitted to the National Soldiers' Home in Dayton, Ohio in 1912.
Date 1863, ca.
Year Range Begin 1861
Year Range End 1864
Subjects Soldiers
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Process Albumen prints
Format Cartes de visite
Collection Name Bradley Keen Collection
Object ID ia-0034-0001
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