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Ely S Parker in uniform photo sm - wm .tif
Ely S. Parker was a Seneca Indian chief who served as a key aide and secretary to General Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War. He wrote out the final draft of the Confederate surrender at Appomattox.

After his service, he went on to be the…

A portrait of John B. Morehouse.

Three portraits of John B. Morehouse. From left to right: Feb. or March, 1865, Washingtion; Dec. 1863 or Jan. 1864, Baltimore; July or Aug. 1865, New Haven.

This image was found among the papers at Lyon Homestead. Morris W. Lyon placed flowers…

Commissioned (seated) and non-commissioned (standing) officers of the First Connecticut Cavalry, during the Civil War era. John B. Morehouse of Fairfield is third from the left, standing.
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