Wonderful carte view of Colonel John Lord Otis of the 10th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. Otis would be commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in Company B late in October 1861. His bravery on the field of battle would not go unnoticed by his superiors and he would quickly rise through the ranks. By the end of December 1861, he had already been promoted twice and held the rank of captain. November 1862 would see him receiving a promotion to major and eventually to colonel during the spring of 1863. A brevet promotion to brigadier general would come in March 1865. He would be twice wounded. First at New Berne on March 14, 1862, and then again that same year at Kinston on December 14th. Otis would receive high praise for his actions at Petersburg. Eventually discharged in October 1864 he would later be given the honor of writing the regimental history for the regiment. This view dates to just two months prior to his discharge, dated August 1864 on the revenue stamp. Nice period ink signature on the reverse reading “J.L. Otis Col. 10th Regt C.V.”. He has also written his home town of Manchester on the reverse. Back marked out of New Haven, Connecticut. Wonderful and hard to find view.