PHOTO ALBUM WITH 40 GEM SIZE PHOTOS FROM THE 19TH WISCONSIN UNION INFANTRY, OF WHICH 30 ARE IDENTIFIED, MANY CASUALTIES OF. THE REGIMENT NUMBERED ONLY 189 OFFICERS/MEN AND SUFFERED 144 MEN KILLED AND WOUNDED! This is a 2 1/2 inch x 3 ¼ inch album with 40 gem size tintypes (1" x ¾") all identified to Company C of the 19th Wisconsin Infantry. All the images are in military uniforms and some with slouch hats and kepis. Album Starts with the two company officers and moves on to NCO's, then enlisted men.Album itself is in good condition, the back spine covering coming apart but still attached and album still holds its shape and brass closure clip works just fine. Photos themselves are very good too, a few darker than others but are quite difficult to photograph without getting flash back. However they are much better in reality than the pictures in the listing. Album itself dated patented 1863.
Under each identified photo is written the name of the soldier, some in ink and some in pencil. The 30 identified and 2 probable soldiers are.
Frisby - 1/07/1862 to 12/11/1864 -Promoted from Sergt. Russel - 01/07/1862 to 08/09/1865. Mc Dougal - 01/21/1862 to 04/29/1865.
William Davis - 02/01/1862 to 04/29/1865. Judson Phelps - 03/04/1862 to 07/29/1865 - POW 10/27/1864.
William Munz - 03/04/1862 to 08/09/1865. Charles Smith - 03/04/1862 to 08/28/1865 - POW 10/27/1864.Bingham - 01/22/1862 to 04/29/1865. 03/04/1862 to 10/27/1864 -Killed 10/27/1864.
Chantey Hamar - 02/05/1862 to 04/29/1865. Fields - 03/04/1862 to 08/09/1865 - Comm Sergt 11/11/1864. Caleb Coon - 01/27/1862 to 04/29/1865.Bullen - 03/04/1862 to 08/09/1865. John Cottinger - 03/04/1862 to 01/27/1865 - POW 10/27/1862. Died of Disease as a POW.
Fourrie - 06/20/1862 to 06/26/1865. Andrew Wroak - 03/04/1862 to 10/17/1864 - Killed 10/27/1864. 03/31/1862 to 05/22/1865 - POW and Wounded 10/27/1864. Charles Bremer - 01/30/1862 to 05/26/1864 - Discharged for Disability. Morrison Stevens - 02/05/1862 to 06/12/1864 - Wounded 5/13/1864 at Drewry's Bluff, Died of wounds.
Horace Hall - 02/08/1862 to 04/29/1865. Beardsley - 03/04/1862 to 08/09/1865 - POW 10/27/1864.George Johnson - 02/01/1862 to 04/29/1865 - Wounded 5/22/1864 Drewry's. Christian Wruk - 12/07/1863 to 08/09/1865. Casper Zeigler - 02/11/1862 to 10/17/1864 - Discharged for Disability. Blowers - 02/06/1862 to 07/29/1864 - Died of Disease 07/29/1864. Gosling - 02/01/1862 to 04/29/1865.
Brown - 03/04/1862 to 08/09/1865. Howard - 03/21/1862 to 03/31/1865 - Two others have more than one possibility because they have a first initial and last name. Ellis Mason - 02/13/1862 to 08/29/1865. Eli Mason - 02/13/1862 to 05/30/1862 - Discharged for Disability. Jasper Potter - 03/04/1862 to 08/09/1865 - Wounded 5/11/64 Drewry's Bluff.
Joseph Potter - 01/31/1862 to 05/30/1862 - Discharged for Disability. Given the dates of service of the other identified men, its more than likely that the two soldiers that served post 1864 are the ones in the photos. The pencil names can be seen on a couple more but I can't make these out but perhaps you have the equipment/technology that would?This regiment was organized in the winter of 1861-62, at. On April 20 to guard Confederate prisoners sent from. It was mustered in April 30, 1862, left the state June 2, and was on garrison duty at. It was then on picket and guard duty at various points for about two weeks, when it was assigned to duty at. Until the middle of August, and at Newport News until Oct. It was then divided by companies for outpost and picket duty at points near New Berne, N. And was in several small engagements with the enemy. April 28, 1864, and on May 12 the right wing, acting as a skirmish line, covered the. It accompanied the general advance upon. Carried the first line of the enemy's works, and occupied the road in the rear of. Where the next day the regiment was united. It was compelled to fall back by the furious assault of a heavy force, but it did so in good order.
It took part in the operations about. Doing siege and picket duty in the trenches. A force of less than 200 men being engaged and suffering a loss of 136 wounded and captured. They were joined by the non-veterans and the regiment was kept on picket duty in front of.
Until April 3, 1865, when it entered the city and planted the regimental colors upon the city hall. It was on provost duty at. 4, and was mustered out at. Its original strength was 973. Gain by recruits, 187; substitutes, 54; veteran re-enlistments, 270; total, 1,484.
Loss by death, 136; desertion. 152; discharge, 345; mustered out, 805. The Nineteenth RegimentLetter from Major Vaughan. Correspondence of the State Journal. EDITORS : On the morning of the 27.
Was ordered to join a reconnoissance [sic] in force, consisting of a large portion of the 18th Army Corps. We left camp at 5 A.
With three days cooked rations, proceeded in a northerly course, passing through a portion of White Oak Swamp, and arrived on the old battle-field of Fair Oaks about 2 P. At this point our advance became sharply engaged with the enemys skirmishers, driving them back a distance of three-fourths of a mile into their works. Fairchilds brigade, composed of the 89th and 148th New York and 19th Wisconsin, (only the veterans being with us,) was at once sent forward to charge a six-gun fort, and in doing so had to pass over an open plain three-fourths of a mile wide, subject to a withering cross-fire as well as a direct one from the works we were charging. In crossing this plain or open field full one-half the brigade fell. The advance succeeded in reaching within one hundred yards, but could go no further, and, as a protection, laid down in this position and remained some two hours, expecting supports would come to our assistance.
It was now about 5 P. And the Johnnies knowing they had us, charged out over their works and captured nearly the whole of the regiment. Some few escaped, choosing rather to run the fire of a storm of rebel bullets than be sent to the Hotel de Libby [Libby Prison] or Belle Isle. Among the fortunate was your humble servant. We took into the fight about one hundred and eighty men and nine officers.
Our loss is one hundred and forty men and eight officers. Among those known to be killed are Capt. Holley are prisoners in Libby. Spiegleberg was wounded and brought off the field.
Strong (known to be wounded) was last seen on the field. Fears are entertained that he died upon the field, as nothing can be heard of him. Lowery and Orderly Sergeant A. D, are wounded and prisoners in hospital in. Very few of the wounded succeeded in getting off the field.
Very rare to have so many photos of men from just one company individually photographed. Indeed from numbers, this may well be the entire company taken when mustering in to service as Veteran's in mid 1864. At this time the regiment only numbered about 250 men, so individual companies would have been down to around 40.
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