10 by 8 inch Oval Albumen of Colonel Charles Russell 10th Connecticut Vols killed in the attack on Roanoke Island in 1862. From Beckwith's 1862 Almanac. Vol of Derby, killed at the battle of Roanoke.
Russell with his regiment was first to land on Roanoke Island and fell at the head of his troop. He was a young man 34 years of age and highly esteemed as a citizen and patriot, being one of the first to respond to the President's call for three months volunteers and acted as Adjunct on Colonel Terry's staff.
The man pictured above was one of the first sons of Derby to volunteer when the Civil War broke out at Fort Sumter - and he was the first Connecticut colonel who volunteered for service. He was born in Litchfield in 1828, but lived in Derby from about 1840.
He attended Derby schools and then learned to be a tack maker. At the same time, he enlisted with one of the private military groups popular back then and rose through the ranks to the rank of captain. When the war broke out, he and his fellow militia men joined the second regiment and he participated in the battle of Bull Run with distinction. He and his men served with General Burnside in North Carolina and he was killed on February 8, 1862 while commanding the 10th at the Battle of Roanoke Island.
From a period oval frame. The item "Civil War Photograph of Colonel Charles Russell 10th Connecticut Vols KIA" is in sale since Tuesday, November 14, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs".The seller is "civil_war_photos" and is located in Midland, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.