Melvin F. Jacques 35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

Severely wounded at Antietam


Item No. CV70098 Category


Carte view identified as Melvin F. Jacques of the 35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Working as a shoe cutter when war broke out, Melvin would muster with Company G of the 35th Massachusetts in mid August, 1862. His service with the 35th would be short to say the least. He would muster with the regiment on August 17th and on September 17th he would be severely wounded at Antietam. The regiment would suffer 214 casualties during the fight. 69 of which were killed or mortally wounded outright. The nature of the wounding is not mentioned but it appears it must have been severe. He would remain in the hospitals care from September, 1862 through May of 1864. Quite a lengthy stay. In May he would transfer into the 2nd Veteran Reserve Corps where he would serve until his discharge in July, 1865. This view is back marked out of New York and dates to after his wounding. Melvin would be transferred to a New York hospital sometime in either 1862 or early 1863. Hand signed in period ink on the reverse by Melvin. Some glue residue remaining on the reverse which does not harm the image.

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