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Captain Alfred Pulsifer 6th Massachusetts Infantry & 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery

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Sixth plate tintype of Federal infantry and artillery officer, Alfred Pulsifer. The former tinsmith would initially be commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant with Company G of the 6th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in August, 1862. A 9 month regiment, they would carry out a number of expeditions probing for the enemy in Virginia as well as a handful of skirmishes before mustering out of service in June, 1863. Two months later, Alfred would be commissioned a 1st lieutenant of Company A., 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. His promotion to captain would come the following April. They would see service during operations in North Carolina and Virginia taking part in the Rainbow Bluff Expedition, Fort Branch and the Battle of Wyse Fork. The regiment would finally be mustered out of service in September, 1865. This view shows Alfred wearing his captains rank and comes housed in a half leatherette case.

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