Paul R. Stage 68th Indiana Volunteer Infantry



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Carte view identified as Paul Romaine Stage of the 68th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Working as a carriage maker prior to enlisting as a private in Company I in mid August, 1862. Paul would be present for the Battle of Munfordville in September of that year before settling in to winter camp. Beginning in February, 1863, Paul would begin a long stint of illness. From February through April of 1863, he would be sick in a Nashville hospital. In May he would be transferred to a hospital in Murfreesboro and then to Cowan, Tennessee in August where he would remain until January, 1864. That month he would be transferred once again to convalescent camp in Chattanooga. May of that year would see him home on furlough before transferring once more back to a convalescent camp in Nashville. He would remain here until January, 1865. Later that month he would transfer into the 5th Veteran Reserve Corps where he would remain for 2 months before being discharged for a disability. Basically this guy spent 3 years laying in a hospital bed. Period ink inscription on the reverse reading “Paul R. Stage Co. I. 68th Ind. Sardinia Decatur Co. Ind”. No back mark on this one. It does come with full service records.

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