Albumen identified as Joseph W. Weaver of the 190th Pennsylvania Infantry. Joseph had a busy military career serving in no less than 4 different regiments. Initially Joseph enlisted in the 30th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1st Pennsylvania Reserves) in June, 1863. Days later he would transfer into Company F of the 190th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry after the regiment was organized in the field from veterans and new recruits taken from the 1st Pennsylvania Reserve Corp. His first taste of war would come on the bloody field of Cold Harbor. Joseph would survive unscathed but would not be so lucky in his next fight at Petersburg. He would be wounded on June 19th but be back among the ranks by August. Just in time for the Battle of Weldon Railroad. He fared no better here. This time instead of a wound he found himself a prisoner of war on August 19th. Sent to a Salisbury, North Carolina prison camp, he would sit out the rest of the war on the side lines. Paroled in February 1865, Weaver would spend the next two months recovering from his ordeal in Maryland hospital bed. Mustered out service in June 1865, he would not sit idle long. In October 1866, Joseph would enlist as a corporal in the 8th U.S. Infantry for a 3 year term. Serving with Company I, the men would be sent to Charleston, South Carolina to help with reconstruction efforts. In 1869, the 8th would be consolidated and would end his service service as part of the 23rd U.S. Infantry. This view dates to sometime in 1869 after the regiment had been consolidated. The numeral “23” and his company letter “I” can be seen pinned to the front of his cap. Albumen measures 10″ x 8″. Included is his original discharge from his service with the 190th Pennsylvania Volunteers as well as his original muster in with the 8th U.S. Infantry. Full service records also accompany this view.