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 Posted: Wed Mar 14th, 2007 05:40 pm
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I did find one portrait with some time of glasses on in my big Civl War photos that is edited by Willaim Davis and Bell Wiley .  They are the pince nez type

 

I was thinking as I was looking last nigh , (up late recovering from food poisoning ) that it would not have seemed manly to wear glasses and that being nearsided might have kept them out of the army at first .   I did also find a phot of Stanton with glasses .  But he was not a soldier. 

 

I agree Fuller Zollicofer could  have used a pair of good glasses that fatal day.  Would have saved his life . 

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