Lieutenant French B. Woodall 16th Illinois Volunteer Infantry

Hand signed


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Nice signed carte view of Lieutenant French Batelle Woodall of Quincy, Illinois. Woodall would muster with the regiment as a 1st lieutenant with Company K beginning in May, 1861. He would serve as acting adjutant before being detached and sent back to Illinois for recruiting duty from December, 1861 through February, 1862. Returning to the regiment in March, Woodall would be present for duty with the regiment through December, 1863 despite suffering a fall that June in which he broke two fingers on his left hand. That December he would be on detached duty once again recruiting for the regiment until February, 1864. Returning to the regiment in March, he was present for the remainder of the regiments term until being mustered out of service at Chattanooga in June, 1864. French would take a commission as captain of Company C with the 151st Illinois Volunteer Infantry in February, 1865 with a promotion to colonel just 4 days later. He would be mustered out of service for good in January, 1866. Very nice period ink signature on the reverse reading “Truly yours F. B. Woodall 1st Lt. Co. K, 16th Ill.”. Back marked out of Nashville. It is accompanied with full service records and some genealogical research. Nice id’d view.

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