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Federal Cavalry NCO with Possible Iowa ID

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Item No. CV5567BR Category


Carte view of a Federal cavalryman seated with his heavy cavalry saber. He is dressed in a virtually collarless variant of what many believe is a Schuylkill Arsenal service jacket. It is difficult to see, but the sleeve of the jacket bears a service stripe on the forearm as well as sergeants chevrons on the upper arm. The reverse bears a period pencil id reading “Lafayette Myrick”. A modern ink id below reads “Aunt Ida Myrick’s Brother”. This is almost certainly William Lafayette Myrick of Ohio. William would muster with the 47th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, a 100 day regiment, in May of 1864. He would serve until a discharge near the end of September. Less than 3 weeks later he would be dead. I could not locate the cause of his death, but he would pass on the 19th of October. Presumably he had service with a cavalry regiment prior to mustering with the 47th, although I could not locate any information to confirm that. William did however have a younger sister by the name of Ida. This one could use some more research but I am fairly confident in that id. Some surface wear to this example.

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