[Unidentified soldier in Union corporal's uniform holding Company B, 15th New Hampshire Volunteers kepi] (LOC)

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    [Unidentified soldier in Union corporal's uniform holding Company B, 15th New Hampshire Volunteers kepi]

    [between 1861 and 1865]

    1 photograph : sixth-plate ambrotype ; 9.8 x 8.5 cm (case)

    Notes:
    Title devised by Library staff.
    Case: Berg, no. 3-108.
    Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105).
    Purchased from: The Union Drummer Boy, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 2005.

    Subjects:
    United States.--Army.--New Hampshire Infantry Regiment, 15th (1862-1863)--People.
    Soldiers--Union--1860-1870.
    Military uniforms--Union--1860-1870.
    United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union.

    Format: Portrait photographs--1860-1870.
    Ambrotypes--1860-1870.

    Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

    Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

    Part Of: Ambrotype/Tintype filing series (Library of Congress) (DLC) 2010650518
    Liljenquist Family collection (Library of Congress) (DLC) 2010650519

    More information about this collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj

    Persistent URL: hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.26864

    Call Number: AMB/TIN no. 2013

    Kara Seaman Artist, Harley Kuyck-Cohen, and 33 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. schmeernirnir 53 months ago | reply

      NHV = New Hampshire Volunteers?

    2. Ghilayne 53 months ago | reply

      Agreed... looks like the photo is flipped, perhaps Company B.

    3. leafy 53 months ago | reply

      Looks like there were only 7 corporals in company B, according to this site: www.usgennet.org/usa/nh/topic/civilwar/nh15thcob.htm

      Francis CHANDLER, Corpl. enlisted Sept 9 1862, age 18; claimed residence Piermont; mustered out Concord, NH. Aug 13 1863; last reported residence Chicago, IL.

      Cyrus R. CORLISS, Corpl., enlisted Sept 8 1862; age 25; claimed residence Plymouth; mustered out Concord, NH. Aug 13 1863; died Clinton, IA. March 28 1924.

      Charles W. DEARBORN, Corpl. enlisted Sept 9 1862, age 28; claimed residence Thornton; mustered out Concord, NH. Aug 13 1863; last reported residence Campton Village, NH.

      Absalom FORD, Corpl. enlisted Sept 5 1862, age 22; claimed residence Piermont; died of disease Memphis, TN. Aug 4 1863.

      Frank H. GEORGE, Corpl. enlisted Sept 8 1862, age 22; claimed residence Plymouth; mustered out Concord, NH. Aug 13 1863; last reported residence Concord, NH.

      Robert M. MCCLUER, Corpl. enlisted Sept 4, 1862, age 24; claimed residence Groton; mustered out Concord, NH. Aug 13 1863; last reported residence Penny, KS.

      Samuel S. MITCHELL, Corpl. enlisted Sept 17 1862, age 21; claimed residence Campton; mustered out Concord, NH. Aug 13 1863; last reported residence Campton, NH.

    4. ♫ Lion ♫ 53 months ago | reply

      Wow...150 years ago!

    5. jcmphoto1 53 months ago | reply

      This is a beautiful collection of work. Thank you for sharing This with us...................:)

    6. Immane 53 months ago | reply

      His regiment apparently was only constituted for a year, taking part in sieges of Confederate port towns in '63. There's a brief history of the 15th NHV on wikipedia.

    7. Heraldblog 52 months ago | reply

      Why is he holding a kepi? That's a French military hat.

    8. Kristi (LOC P&P) 52 months ago | reply

      Thanks to all for your comments on this image! We will look into expanding the descriptive information in the record.

    9. leafy 52 months ago | reply

      There's more on the 15th NHV at a free google book here:
      books.google.com/books?id=YRVCAAAAIAAJ&lpg=PA54&o...

      If you can find any more photos of the men listed above, you may be able to rule out some names and eventually get your man! (Looks like Samuel Mitchell, McClure and George are ruled out, there are pics of them there!) 3 down, 4 to go!

    10. Yankee_Belle 52 months ago | reply

      Co. B. 15th New Hampshire Volunteers is what I'm seeing.

    11. jloehle 52 months ago | reply

      It is actually a forage cap which is a derivative of the kepi, which was also popular. French fashion, especially with the military, was the norm for this period.

    12. manga_mom 46 months ago | reply

      Yes, so young and serious -- heartbreaking. It would be wonderful to identify him.

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