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Lieutenant George Mitchell 5th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry

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Superb carte view identified as George H. Mitchell of the 5th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry. Vignette pose of the of New Jersey lieutenant. Mitchell would muster as a corporal with Company K beginning in August, 1861. He would receive a promotion to 2nd lieutenant in May, 1862 followed by a promotion to 1st lieutenant the following May. The men of the 5th New Jersey would have their work cut out for them in the four years that lay ahead. The Siege of Yorktown would be their first test on the front lines. Nearly 30 more engagements would be counted among the regiments battle honors by wars end including many of the wars bloodiest fights. Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House and Cold Harbor just to name a few. This view bears a wonderful period ink inscription across the front from Mitchell reading, “Truly Yours Geo. H. Mitchell 1st Lieut. 5 N. J. V. 2nd Div. 3’d Corps”. Mitchell took the liberty of adding the 3rd Corps diamond insignia to the inscription as well. He would manage to survive his 3 year term unscathed and would be mustered out of service in September, 1864. Back marked out of New York. Wonderful view from a very hard fought regiment with a outstanding period inscription.

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