A nice carte view of Colonel Hiram Berdan of the famed and United States Sharp Shooters. This is taken from the view by Brady done while he was serving as a colonel in the USSS. Period pencil inscription on both the front and back.
“A member of Berdan’s Sharpshooters poses with his Colt Model 1855 Revolving Rifle. Although it proved to be a devastating weapon, it ironically doomed the Ohio Volunteer Infantry when the volume of fire it provided.