Major Albert Oliver Vincent U.S Light Artillery and 4th Arkansas Cavalry Grouping



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Superb grouping attributed to Albert Oliver Vincent. Alberts service would be extraordinary to say the least. At 23 years of age Albert would be commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in October, 1861 with the 2nd U.S. Artillery. Assigned to Battery L, they would be heavily engaged throughout the conflict and Albert’s service would be exemplary. They would play a role in every major battle in which the Army of the Potomac would be engaged. He can be seen standing second from left in this well known view of officers from Batteries B and L taken at Fair Oaks in June, 1862. In August of 1862, Albert would be promoted to 1st lieutenant. His bravery in battle was second to none. That September he would receive a brevet to captain for gallant service during the Battle of Antietam. The following July he would receive a second brevet to major for gallantry at Gettysburg. November would see him brevetted once again. This time to lieutenant colonel for meritorious service. In April, 1864 Albert would be appointed to major of the 4th Arkansas Cavalry where he would remain until his discharge in November, 1865 although he would see one more brevet before years end to lieutenant colonel. This grouping consists of a carte view of Albert wearing his newly appointed major’s rank. This view is back marked by Brady and would have been taken just prior to his departure out west with the 4th Arkansas. It is signed on the reverse by Albert in pencil reading “Albert Vincent Washington D.C. 1864”. I second carte view of Captain Emory Knowlton of Company I., 4th Arkansas Cavalry accompanies this view of Albert. Knowlton would have service in the 19th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 2nd Ohio Cavalry and 25th Ohio Light Artillery before being commission into the 4th Arkansas Cavalry in 1864. Emory would eventually resign in May, 1865. Albert original 7th Corps badge is included as well from his time serving with the 4th Arkansas. Made of brass it still retains it’s leather backing. Included in the group is a binder of paper work about 2″ thick which contains Alberts service records and research. Outstanding little group of one of the war’s most exemplary soldiers!

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