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Captain Samuel Thompson 22nd Massachusetts Infantry Malvern Hill Casualty

Died of wounds recieved.

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Superb carte view of Captain Samuel I. Thompson of the 22nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Thompson would enter the war at the age of 41, taking a commission as captain of Company F beginning in August, 1861. In March of 1862 they would be attached to the Army of the Potomac and see their first action during the Battle of Warwick Road. It would be quickly followed in rapid succession by the Siege of Yorktown, Seven Days Before Richmond, Gaines Mill and Glendale. On July 1st the Battle of Malvern Hill would begin. The regiment would take 11 casualties here. Thompson would be counted among them. Wounded during the fray, he would be left on the field and captured. The captain would be held a prisoner until the 19th, when due to his wound, he would be released. Thompson would succumb to the wound the following month on August 4th in Baltimore. A period ink inscription across the front bottom reads “S. I. Thompson Capt 22nd Mass Regt.”. A second ink inscription is shown on the reverse reading “Halls Hill, Va Feby 22nd, 1862″. The regiment would arrive at Hall’s Hill in October, 1861 and remain on duty here until early March, 1862. Very nice card with a wonderful ink inscription.

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