Stanton's Official Dispatch, Fort Fisher Double Amputee CDV Carte featuring uniformed sailor and double amputee Bernard Toby/Tobey , with both arms missing below the elbow, having ribbons on his shirt and a strapped "hurdy-gurdy, " or hand organ, at his hip. He is posed next to a small cart flying an American flag, with a similarly uniformed young boy (possibly Toby's son) posed on the opposite side.The cart clearly shows a sign reading, in part, "Stanton's Official Dispatch, " and proclaiming the victory at the Second Battle of Fort Fisher. Credited to Fetter's New Photograph Gallery, Logansport, IN on verso. Verso also bears a printed copy of Stanton's Official Dispatch, dated January 17, 1865, announcing the fort's fall. It reads, in part, Troops arrive at Fort Fisher, Thursday, Jan. 12th; were landed Friday, Jan. 13th; assault made Sunday, at 3 1/2 o'clock P. 16th, between 6 and 7 o'clock, A. Bernard Toby, a Dutch-born Crimean War veteran, moved to the United States with his wife in 1856, and enlisted in the US Navy after the Civil War broke out in 1861. Service in the war did not come without its personal tragedies, and Toby was no exception. On January 16, 1865 a powder magazine exploded while he was inside the surrendered Fort Fisher. Two-hundred men were killed or wounded in the accident, including Toby, who lost both of his arms.
This CDV is a fascinating reminder of the cost of war and a sailor who bore that cost with courage and ingenuity. CDV is in excellent condition all original showing very minimal wear it was tucked away inside a photo album for the last 150 years.
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