Surgeon Jacob Trush 16th Illinois Volunteer Infantry

Signed on the reverse


Item No. CV32111 Category


Carte view identified as Jacob Thrush of Quincy, Illinois. In May, 1861 Jacob would muster as a 1st sergeant in Company I of the 16th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. In June of that year he would be assigned as a hospital steward before being commissioned an assistant surgeon in June of the following year. He would be present for duty from May, 1861 all the way through July, 1864. Quite a feat in itself. In July, 1864 he would be on detached duty working in the Division Hospital. He would eventually be promoted to the rank of major but would resign his commission on September 30, 1864. This view shows Jacob wearing the rank of 1st lieutenant with his hand tucked into his open jacket. It is signed on the reverse by Trush in period ink reading “Yours Truly J. Trush Assist. Surg. 16th Ill. Inf”. Back marked by the Metropolitan Galley of Nashville, Tennessee. Some foxing the the front of this carte view and water staining on the reverse. This one does come with some genealogical research as well as complete service records.

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