Captain Hiram Couch 3rd New York Cavalry WIA Drewry's Bluff


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Pristine carte view identified as Hiram Couch of the 3rd New York Volunteer Infantry. Hiram would muster as a 1st lieutenant with Company K in late April, 1861. The regiment would be present during the Siege of Suffolk, participated in operations against Fort Wagner, the bombardment of Fort Sumter as well as movements against Charleston. In May, of 1863, Hiram would be promoted to captain at Pawnee Landing, Folly Island for meritorious service.  The following spring the regiment would participate in the Bermuda Hundred Campaign fighting at Drewry’s Bluff on May 9. The rebels would counter attack on May 16th. It was during this fight that Hiram would be severely wounded in the left arm which would require the amputation of the limb. A 7 month hospital stay would follow before he was discharged due to ill health. He would however go on to live a long life eventually passing in 1903. This view is not identified but you can find another view of him listed on the HDS. Back marked out of Concord, New Hampshire. Mint card.

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