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John Wesley Jones, a prominent pre- and post-war photographer, was commissioned 1st Lieutenant, 12th US Infantry, on 14 May 1861, and spent the next three months recruiting for the regular army in Chittenden County, Vermont. From Pioneer photographers from the Mississippi to the continental divide... by Peter E. Palmquist and Thomas R. Kailbourn, p. 360.

1861 recruiting advertisement, Burlington Free Press, courtesy of Denis & Karen Jaquish.