Lieutenant Samuel Allshouse Illinois Infantry and Cavalry


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Very nice carte view identified as Lieutenant Samuel Allshouse of Illinois. Working as a carpenter when war broke, Allshouse enlisted as a private with Company D of the 12th Illinois Volunteer Infantry in May, 1861. A 3 month regiment he would serve until that August when the men were mustered out of service. The following month he would be commissioned a 1st lieutenant of Company M, 4th Illinois Cavalry. He would retain that rank for the next 3 years before mustering out of service in November, 1864. The regiment would see fighting at Fort Donelson, Shiloh and in movements against Corinth. Following Corinth they would take part in various guard duties before being ordered to Vicksburg where the regiment would remain until the expiration of their term of service. Very nice period ink inscription by Allshouse across the front bottom reading “Yours Truly Lieut. Samuel Allshouse Co. M. 4th Ill Cavalry”. Clipped corners on this one otherwise a very nice signed carte view. No back mark.

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