George Pegomunn 1st Illinois Light Artillery

$250

Item No. CV19854 Category

Description

Carte view identified as George Pegomunn. If nothing else he had the wars most unique last name. A former Wisconsin resident he is noted as having an “Indian Complexion” at enlistment. He would initially enlist Colvin’s Light Artillery Battery at Chicago in February, 1865. The following month George would be transferred into Battery K of the 1st Illinois Light Artillery. Promoted to corporal, his service would be short. He would be discharged that July. George is shown here in his artillery uniform resting on a chair over which is draped a large US flag. His last name and Indian complexation may have ties to the tribes of his native Wisconsin where he was originally from. No back mark on this one.

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