comprising a large 47th Indiana CDV album containing 36 wartime officer and enlisted pards of Samuel Payne, Company I., who wrote on the front page for posterity, New Orleans., La./1863/S.J. Payne/Wabash,Ind./Civil War 1861-1865. The group also includes a partially printed promotion issued by the commanding officer of the 47th, Lt. Col McLaughlin for Corporal J. Payne, dated Aug. 16, 1863, 8.5" x 14", framed (13" x 17"), and a post-war family CDV album belonging to Payne c. 1861-67, Shelbyville, Indiana with 41 images, almost all identified. This album also has three folk art watercolors of birds pasted into album.
In addition to a civilian view of Payne, a CDV of Indiana war Governor Oliver Morton, and a CDV of Major General Frederick Steel (formerly Colonel, 8th Iowa and 15th Corps divisional commander), the 47 Indiana officers are: Colonel John A. McLaughlin, (never mustered as colonel, m/o 10/23/65 as lt. colonel), Lt. Colonel Sextus H. Shearer as Capt., Co. F. (never mustered as lt. colonel, m/o 10/23/65 as major), Major Lewis H. Goodwin (discharged 12/3/64), Major William Vance, Co. H. (major 5/25/65, never mustered, m/o 10/23/65 as Capt.), Surgeon James L. Dickens (m/o 10/23/65), Asst. Surgeon Thomas H. Crosby (m/o 12/21/64), Capt. Jacob Wintrode, Co. E. (m/o 12/15/64), Capt. William M. Henley, Co. I. (m/o12/29/64), Capt. Robert N. Harding, Co. K. (m/o 12/31/64), Capt. David S. Bender, Co. I. (m/o 10/23/65), 1st Lieut. Robert S. Cox, Co. I. (m/o10/23/65), 1st Lieut. & Adjutant William H. Vance, Capt. Elmore Y. Sturgis, Co. A. (m/o 12/31/65), 2nd Lieut. James Gordon, Co. H. ((m/o 12/15/64), Capt. James R. Bruner, Co. D. (lt. colonel 130th Indiana 3/16/64, resigned 3/28/65), 1st Lieut. John A. McGinnis, Co. A. (m/o10/23/65), and 1st Lieut. Robert S. Cox, Co. I. (m/o1023/65). CDVs of the nineteen Company I. enlisted men are: Sgt. Samuel J. Payne (m/o 10/23/65), Pvt. Robert Watkins (m/o10/23/65), Pvt. Perry Watkins (m/o10/23/65), Cpl. Charles Hummel (died Shreveport 6/28/65), Pvt. Barton W. Lumaree (m/o 7/28/65), Cpl. Samuel A. White (m/o 10/23/65), Pvt. Stockton Campbell (m/o7/28/65), Principal Musician Henry L. Bert (m/o10/23/65), Sgt. David Hower (m/o 10/23/65), Pvt. Jesse D. Scott (died Bardstown, KY. 1/21/62), Cpl. Enoch Robbins (m/o 10/23/65), Sgt. Ellis Washburn (m/o 10/23/65), Sgt. Geo. W. Sampson (m/o 10/23/65), Pvt. Elihu Garrison (m/o 10/23/65), Sgt. John McIlvain (m/o 10/23/65), Cpl. James. M. Hahn (m/o 7/17/65), Sgt. John Shaffer (m/o 12/11/64), Pvt. William Judd, Co. K. (m/o 10/23/65), Pvt. John M(??)ford, and one unknown private.
The 47th Indiana was raised at Anderson and Indianapolis and mustered in December 1861. Assigned to the Army of the Ohio, the regiment participated in the early operations against Island No. 10 before transferring to Arkansas for the Yazoo expedition. Reassigned to the 13th Corps, the Hoosiers joined in the campaign against Vicksburg fighting at Port Hudson and Champion’s Hill and in subsequent siege operations including both May assaults. The regiment was then ordered to New Orleans where it remained stationed for nearly a year, involved in periodic expeditions into the interior culminating in the Red River campaign and the battle of Sabine Crossroads on April 8, 1864. The 47th was engaged in final operations against the Mobile defenses and remained on occupation duty at New Orleans and Shreveport until mustering out in October 1865, having sustained 82 battle casualties.