This seated soldier wears a long coat with a military vest underneath. The reverse of the image identifies him as Samuel A. Lewis from De Soto, NE.
He enlisted as a 1st Sergeant on 10/14/1862 into the 2nd NE Cav. He was mustered out on 12/23/1863. 6 months later, he was commissioned into the 1st
NE Battn Cavalry and was mustered out on 8/10/1865. He saw action against the Indians at the Pawnee Reservation in Nebraska and also in the Dakota
Territory. The reverse identifies that he exchanged this image with Sgt Becker. I suspect that is Peter J. Becker of the 2nd NE Cav. #JS1044=$185.00