Original Civil War General Henry Boynton Gettysburg Family Albums W/43 CDV Tintype Photos. For sale is a VERY RARE Civil War Brig. General Henry Boynton collection of 43 CDV/Tintype Civil War and family photos, all housed in two family albums. All handwriting on pages likely done by the family.I've added extra photos below. A lot of photos in albums have handwritten names on pages and some even have their relationship to the family written. It's a great historical collection of Civil War life in pictures! 1st photo is a small (3/4" x 1") tintype photo of Brig. It shows him early in his career with Co. D, ME 8th Infantry (8 shown on is hat). He had a storied career including being a recipient of America's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Missionary Ridge. 3rd & 4th photos are of Sergeant William Boynton ca. He was with the 19th Maine Regiment and was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg.
He was also the brother of Union General Henry Boynton. 8th & 9th photos are of Charles Smith of the 8th Maine Volunteers.
10th photo is a tintype and it shows a young boy with the family dog. The 2 albums contain a total of 22 tintype photos and 21 CDV photos. Inscriptions on the album pages and collector's notes indicate they were members of the Gordon, Boynton, Hammond, Elliott, and Smith families of southern and central Maine. The photos are from the Civil War and later 1800's.The smaller album with clasp has pencil writing on 1st inside page. It belonged to Elliott's 1st wife Hattie. Elliott's Album Presented by Serg. Elliott at Skowhegan Maine March 25th, 1864. Please accept this dear wife from/ your true and loving husband.
Elliott / left Skowhegan / Apr. 14th 1864 and arrived again, wounded / Skowhegan July / 5th 1864 Left again Dec. 18th 1864 / arrived again Aug / 5th 1865 Discharged / and free man. The remaining subjects range in age from infancy to the elderly.
I wish I could provide more photos of the albums but 12 is the limit. The smaller album has working clasp, front and back cover, and pages are completely attached. The spine is missing from album. Pages show some discoloration, light staining, and overall age expected with an album over 150 years old.Most pictures are very good, while some have scratches (boy with dog) etc. Larger album has no front or back cover, all pages are attached, and is missing the spine. Most pictures are excellent with some having light wear.
Pages all have light discoloration/staining from age. About Home of Vintage Treasures. Your item comes from a smoke-free home.
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