Kit Carson and Lafayette Baker

Christopher "Kit" Carson (standing) was a fur trapper, mountain man, and guide to explorer John C. Fremont who gained national fame for his service in California during the Mexican War. He also gained notoriety as an Indian fighter. During the Civil War, he commanded the First New Mexico Volunteer Infantry Regiment and was brevetted brigadier general of volunteers. He is shown here with Lafayette C. Baker who is seated. Baker was head of the secret service during the Civil War as well as a double agent. He organized the pursuit of John Wilkes Booth and was present at his capture and death.

Date:
1863 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES03360
Photographer:
Maker Unknown
Height:
1077px
Width:
719px
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