A Guide to the Union Soldier Photograph, c.1861-1865 Union Soldier Photograph Ms2010-005

A Guide to the Union Soldier Photograph, c.1861-1865

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2010-005


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Processed by: Carmen Boggs-Parker Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms 2010-005
Title
Union Soldier Photograph c.1861-1865
Physical Characteristics
1 folder; 0.1 cu. ft.
Creator
Unknown Union Soldier
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of a photograph of an unnamed Union soldier.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Union Soldier Photograph must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Union Soldier Photograph, Ms2010-005 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Union Soldier Photograph was purchased by Special Collections in 2009.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Union Soldier Photograph commenced and was completed in February, 2010.

Historical Information

Although the collection contains no specific personal identification information of the soldier in the photograph, a handwritten notation on the back of the photo indicates that the soldier may have been enlisted in the 45th regiment of the New York Infantry. The 45th regiment was organized in New York City, where it was recruited almost entirely of Germans, and mustered in the service of the United States for three years term commencing on September 9, 1861. On October 9, 1861 the regiment left camp at Jones' Wood for duty in defense of Washington, D. C and northern Virginia. The regiment fought in the battles of Cross Keys, Groveton, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wauhatchie, Resaca, Dallas, New Hope Church, and Nashville. The regiment consolidated forces with the 58th regiment on June 30, 1865. During the term of service, the regiment lost 53 by death from wounds and 108 by death from other causes.

Much of this information was found at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/index.html . Additional information can also be found on the 45th New York Infantry regiment at http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/45thInf/45thInfMain.htm

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a photograph of a Union soldier. A note handwritten on the back of the photograph reads "45th NY, Co. B" with an advertisement for C.G. Gunther's Sons which may have been used to keep the photo in place.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Folder 1
Photograph, c.1861-1865.