Identified carte view Corporal Frank Hartford

Hard fighting 79th Ohio Infantry!


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Very nice carte view of Corporal Frank Hartford of the hard fought 79th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Frank would enlist with the regiment in late July, 1862 mustering with Company E. He would receive a promotion to corporal on October 25, 1863 while the regiment was stationed in the vicinity of Nashville. He would have sat for this photo during his time there. Dressed in his great coat and cape it was presumably taken towards the end of the year, 1863. Hartford and the men of the 79th would see some very hard fighting during their enlistment from the Atlanta Campaign, Resaca, Kennesaw Mountain, Sherman’s March to the Sea and a handful of others. At Peachtree Creek during the Atlanta Campaign the regiment would suffer a 50% casualty rate. They would lose 425 men just during the first 100 days of the campaign. It is estimated that the regiment in total over the course of their enlistment lost a 1000 men from all causes. Frank was one of the few from the original enlistment of the regiment that managed to survive the hell. He would be discharged in June, 1865. This one does have a very faint period, pencil id across the front bottom. Back marked out of Nashville

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