Photographed in Louisville, Kentucky
Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Large bust view of a heavily bearded Confederate officer wearing a double breasted Confederate uniform coat. His beard obscures any rank on his collar. Nicely signed in ink on the reverse, J.A. Benton, Louisville, Ky. Backmark: J.C. Elrod, Photographer, 136 Main, below 4th, Louisville, Ky. Excellent identified Confederate image. Unfortunately, I do not have any other information about J.A. Benton. Possibly a hidden gem.