John Kelly was from St. So he went as far as contacting the National Archives in Washington, D. And was able to make photo copies of 35 different documents, including his disability forms, divorce, pension, health forms etc. Also, there is a Polaroid photo of Kelly's grave marker.
The photo alone is rare because Kelly wrote his name on the photo. Most Civil War images are unidentified. Kelly mustered in 1862 and was discharged in 1863 due to health issues.
He was in Tennessee when he was discharged, which would be why the photo was taken by by a photographer in Nashville. The item "1863 Union Civil War soldier CDV photo, 35 pages of research, Michigan history" is in sale since Monday, January 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\CDVs".
The seller is "lenny1577" and is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Sweden, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Mexico, New Zealand, Switzerland, Norway, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica.