22 Civil War Veterans Photo of G.A.R. Grand Army of the Republic General George A. McCall Post #31 from West Chester,Pa. (active 1870s-1930s)
With 23 "SV" Sons of Veterans, and 2 non-uniformed Civilians in the background.
Chester County's Finest standing at the Courthouse Doors. Chester County Courthouse in West Chester, Pennsylvania was Built in 1846, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The G.A.R. Post #31 meetings were held on Fridays at the Post Office on the second floor.
Photographer marked : "A.Biles Studio * West Chester,Pa." Photographer worked in Chester,Pa. from 1898 to 1943.
Original Solid Oak Frame : 16 by 14 inches outside.
Photo Size : 9 1/2 by 7 1/2 on photographer's Studio Board 14 by 12 inches.
Weighs 2 Pounds and 15 Ounces.
Condition : Excellent overall condition of Wood Frame & Photo Clarity.
I added an Acid-free back for preservation purposes as seen in the last photo.
Historical Footnotes : Most of the new Pennsylvania regiments in the civil war were organized and trained at sprawling Camp Curtin near Harrisburg, as well as thousands of soldiers from other states. Other significant training sites were near Pittsburgh, Easton, Philadelphia and WEST CHESTER. Camp Elder was established 1863 in West Chester,Pa.