Originally posted on CoD62ndPVI:

Thanks to several good friends in the “civil war photography” business, R.J.”Rob” Gibson, who operates a “period” photography studio in Gettysburg, and Ronn Palm, who operates a museum filled with “original” tintypes and collectibles,also in Gettysburg, we are able to present a “then and now” view of the 62nd…

The first photos here are from Ronn’s collection, and are actual photos of the 62nd when they were still the 33rd Independant Regiment…this was a result of the state and federal government disagreeing on who would “commission” the officers…you will notice that the uniforms were all “sky blue”…they would receive the dark blue coats later on, and at one point would be issued “chausser” uniforms, in recognition of the regiments’ pursuit of excellance…

The second pair of tintypes were taken last July, at the Lightner Farmhouse in Gettysburg, by world-renowned photographer Rob Gibson…Rob brought his original camera, and “portable darkroom” into the…

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