This Union soldier with the 102nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry was captured by Forrest's troops and spent nine months as prisoner of war before being exchanged; he parlayed his experience into the play "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh," which toured the country to great acclaim in 1868. Item #31677
Bold "A.F. Nail. / Mansfield. / Ohio." in brown ink on a heavy stock 4" X 3" card, n.y. Very good. Slightly age toned; mounting traces on verso. Unusual.
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