Note of August 21, 2020: A reader notes that of the Bloom brothers, it was Esau Bloom who earned promotion to corporal, as evidenced by the stripes on his arm.
Carte de visite of a Union soldier, possibly Civil War and possibly Ohio or Pennsylvania. No studio imprint.
The CDV was found tucked in the Bible of Jeremiah Bloom & Susanna (Snyder) Bloom, Pennsylvania natives who moved to Ohio. Judging from the mementos tucked in, I believe that the Bible then passed on to their son James Hagan Bloom (1859-1926), an undertaker and furniture dealer at Sherwood, Ohio. The Bible contains three pages of family records, as well as CDVs and tintypes, documents and mementos.
I didn't find a record of military service for Jeremiah. His sons were too young to fight in the Civil War, though they could have served in a later era.
Interestingly, though, Jeremiah's younger brothers Jacob S. Bloom and Esau Bloom served in Company H of the Sixty-Fourth Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Both were wounded. Perhaps the soldier shown above is Jacob or Esau [see note above and comment below favoring Esau Bloom]
Surnames of people who married into the Bloom family:
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