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Francis Locke Jr. 8th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

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Item No. CV7990MF Category


Wonderful carte view identified as Francis Locke Jr., of Gloucester, Massachusetts. The 23 year old former mariner would opt to enlist in the Army rather than a position in the U.S. Navy. Francis would muster as a private with Company G of the 8th Massachusetts Infantry in September of 1862. A nine month regiment, they would spend the vast majority of their time performing various duties in Newbern, North Carolina. Francis would be discharged in August of 1863. The following July, the 8th Massachusetts would once again be called upon for service. This time for the period of 100 days. Francis would once more muster with Company G. This time with a promotion to commissary sergeant. This time they would spend their service carrying out duties in the city of Baltimore before being discharged for good in November, 1864. Francis is shown here photographed sometime in 1864 dressed in his frock and a McDowell pattern cap. His sergeants chevrons clearly visible, he rests his grip on his belt and NCO sword. Back marked out of Baltimore from his time while serving there. Really sharp image with seldom seen rank.

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