Oval albumen photograph of John A. Barrett as a 1st lieutenant, standing in full uniform in a studio setting, his sword hanging from his belt and the number "7" on his dress hat, 7.25 x 9.25 in. (sight), matted and housed in period gilt frame, 14.5 x 16.5 in.This photograph together several other items of his at an estate sale containing other materials identified to John A. John Augustus Barrett (ca 1840 - unknown) enlisted on 5/27/1861 at Philadelphia as a 1st Sergeant with the PA 36th Infantry, also known as the 7th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment. Records indicate that he was a 21 year-old paperhanger at the time of enlistment. Barrett was promoted to 1st Lt. On 11/12/61, then to Captain on 11/27/1862, and brevetted to Major on 3/13/1865 just after discharge. The 36th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry fought heavily at Malvern Hill, Antietam, and Fredericksburg. Barrett was one of 272 Union officers and soldiers captured at Wilderness after being surrounded by Confederate forces. He was then marched to Lynchburg. From Lynchburg, Barrett was moved to Confederate Military Prisons at Macon, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina. The exact date of Barrett's release is unknown, however, it is likely that he was released in early 1865 when regular prisoner exchanges resumed between the North and South.
Image has undergone some lightening. Few minor cracks in gilt frame. The item "Framed Civil War Albumen of Captain John A. Barrett, 7th PA Reserves POW" is in sale since Monday, September 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs".
The seller is "august_m" and is located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.