Rare Photo of JOHN W COTTRELL Texas Ranger Cowboy Confederate Soldier
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Rare original cabinet card (6.5" x 4.25") of John William Cottrell, signed in pen on the bottom, along with his birth date, December 8, 1852, and dated on the back February 24, 1892. Photographed by Hill of Justin, Texas. Cottrell died in 1935 in South Carolina. Cottrell was born in Alabama, and his father was a captain of an Alabama Confederate militia company during the Civil War - John, at only 14 years old, was a guide for the 15th Alabama infantry, where he was captured by Union forces. For this service was considered a Confederate war veteran, and attended Confederate reunions for many years. John's father moved his family to Texas after the war and during the 1870s John was a buffalo hunter, cowboy, and a Texas Ranger, serving under Captain Bill McDonald. Cottrell's bio states that he had seven bullet wounds from his time as a Ranger. See auction scan #3 for his full bio. NOTE: Scan #3, the newspaper bio, and scan #4, which shows Cottrell later in life, are shown here for reference only and are not included. This listing is for the original 1892 cabinet card of Cottrell only. Cabinet card is in overall good to very good antique condition with light to normal age related soiling, surface wear, etc. Shipping: Boxed and insured Priority.