Ca 1864. An unusual composite by “Tyson Brothers, Gettysburg” with hand cancelled “Tyson/1864” blue-green revenue stamp featuring vignette portraits 16 identified band members of the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps—part of Samuel Crawford’s division of Pennsylvania Reserves—surrounding a stand saxhorns and drums. The 16 musicians were members of the 1st and 2nd Reserve Regiments identified by name in period ink on verso along with their corps’ affiliation. Most were probably at Gettysburg where the Reserves gained everlasting fame during the epic defense of Little Round Top on July 2.
The Musicians (not keyed to the vignettes) are: 1. Fred Pischel, Leader, 2. Oscar Comfort, 3. James Wooley, 4. Geo. W. Peck, 5. Nathan Jacobs, 6. Jacob Gilbert, 7. Jacob Goodman (?), 8. Isaac Riggs, 9. Joe H. Sale, 10. Alvah I. Bridgeman, 11. Alfred E. Hagen, 12. Edwin Andrews, 13. James Temby, 14. James Neavill (?), 15. Anson Prescott, 16. James Wilkinson.
Condition: Carte is toned but in G. overall with minor soiling and rounded corners.