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Massive Post War Grouping Attributed to Fletcher White 16th Ohio Light Artillery

$1,400

Item No. AR89445 Category

Description

Large grouping pertaining to Fletcher White of the 16th Ohio Light Artillery. Fletcher would muster with the regiment in Cincinnati in September, 1861. He would be present with the regiment from that date until December, 1862 with a promotion to sergeant in November. Beginning in January of 1863 he would be on detached for two months before returning to the regiment in March. Fletcher would remain present with the regiment for the remainder of their term before being mustered out in September, 1864. They would see active service at Port Gibson, Champion Hill, Vicksburg and the Siege of Jackson.  This grouping is huge! It consists mostly of post war items which Fletcher accumulated over his lifetime and GAR membership. Some of the items included in this group are Fletchers original GAR coat and vest, numerous GAR badges, ribbons, documents and albumens. One of which showing the dedication of the General Mower Monument with Fletcher standing 2nd from the left. A prewar ambrotype of Fletcher as well as a tintype of his wife Olive Hunt. Numerous postcards of Gettysburg and other historical Civil War locations. A cabinet card of Abraham Lincoln as well as an original copy of “Camp Fire Chats of the Civil War”. A post war photograph of fellow soldier, George Murdock who served as a lieutenant in the 16th Ohio is included as well. Full service records on both Fletcher and George Murdock accompany this grouping. Had to find groupings like this one!

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