Seldom Seen 1st or 2nd New Hampshire Infantry Ambrotype

$700

Item No. HA57865 Category

Description

Rare ninth plate ambrotype of an unidentified member of the 1st or 2nd New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry. These guys are pretty much misidentified as being of southern origin on a regular basis. He is dressed in the New Hampshire grey greatcoat and cape. The uniform underneath would have also been grey and trimmed in red. The only part of that uniform that is visible here is the grey cap which has a lower band of red that ran around the base of the cap. Company letter “F” is pinned to the front. He stands armed with his musket and brandishing an Allen & Wheelock 32 cal. pocket revolver from under the flap of his cape. Images from this unit are actually very hard to find. These guys fought from the First Battle of Bull Run all the way to Richmond. At Gettysburg they were nearly annihilated. Fighting in the vicinity of the Peach Orchard on July 2nd, the 2nd New Hampshire would lose nearly 200 men out of the 354 brought to the field. Very hard to find image. Housed in a half case.

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