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Rare Carte View of Adjutant John Hinsdale 72nd North Carolina Infantry

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Magnificent carte view of Colonel John W. Hinsdale of the 72nd North Carolina Infantry. Hinsdale would begin the war in 1861 serving as a 2nd lieutenant in the 8th North Carolina Infantry and would serve as an aide de camp on the staff of his uncle Brigadier General T. H. Holmes up until January, 1862. Following his service with Holmes he would next serve as Adjutant-General on the staff of Brigadier General J. J. Pettigrew. After Pettigrew’s capture Hinsdale would serve in the same capacity with Brigadier General W. D. Pender. In June, 1862 Hinsdale would be severely wounded during a charge upon enemy works at the Battle of Seven Pines. Following his recovery he would join his uncle once more serving as Adjutant-General in the Trans-Mississippi Department. Here he would fight with distinction during the Battle of Helena. He would serve along side Holmes until January, 1865. It was then that he was elected colonel of the North Carolina 3rd Regiment, Junior Reserves. Hinsdale would command the regiment during the battles of both Kinston and Bentonville but was forced to surrender along side General Johnston at High Point near the end of the war. This is a beautiful vignette view of Hinsdale taken during his time serving as a lieutenant. There are a number of various view of Hinsdale out there. Nice clear view which is absolutely mint. Wonderful back mark on this one as well from Watson’s Photographic & Fine Arts Studio located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Super sharp looking carte!

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