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Captain John Kayser and Commissary Department (Union).

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Identifier: P0084-0581

Title: Captain John Kayser and Commissary Department (Union).

Description: Photograph of Capt. John Kayser and other Union soldiers of the commissary department. The soldiers are standing behind a railroad track and in front of two small cabins and a tent. There are stacks of supplies that Capt. Kayser is leaning against. "Commissary Dept. first Division 15th Army Corps. Woollville Ala. [?] with compliments of Jno. Kayser. To Lt. Col. Macfeely [?] Chief" (written below image) "Capt. Kayser" (written on image). "Gift of Mrs. J. G. Kayser Capt John G. Kayser 12th Regt. Inf. Mo. Vols. 1865" (written on reverse side). Capt. John Kayser, a German immigrant, was commissioned a 1st Lt. in the 12th Missouri Volunteer Infantry November 16, 1861 and was promoted to Captain in the same unit on October 4, 1862. The following July he was detailed as a Commissary of Substinance officer before he resigned from the army in May 1865 (John G. Kayser Papers, MHS archives).

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Place: United States

Dates: 1862-1865

Type(s): Photograph
Image

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Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
John Kayser
commissary department
captain
Men
Soldiers
troops
uniform
cabins
tent
Railroads
12th Missouri Volunteer Infantry
Union
Armed Forces

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