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Captain Ferdinand F. Boltz

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How an unknown Civil War soldier got his identity back

The first time I saw these pictures my first thought how handsome he was but reading on there was a happy discovery with a sad ending.

Both pictures below are from the collection of the  Library of Congress
They also have a Flickr account and among the pictures posted was the one below of an unidentified soldier. The story begins when a man named Bryan Watson commented on the posting.
You can read the whole story here: A name recovered from history

The sad part is that Jesse Sharpe Barnes lost his live in the Battle of Seven Pines near Richmond, Va., in the late spring of 1862.