146th New York Infantry Badge and CDV

Lot of 2, including a hand-colored CDV portrait of Sergeant Milo Bailey Kellogg (1843-1918). Housed under mat and glass, credited on verso to D.N. Parks, Marion, NY. Kellogg, also of Marion, enlisted as a private in the 17th New York Volunteers and was later promoted to sergeant in Company I, 146th New York Infantry. He was captured at Andersonville but ultimately survived the war and relocated to the West Coast. Here, Kellogg appears seated, clad in the Zouave-style uniform of baggy blue trousers and red sash characteristic of the 146th regiment, also known as “Garrard’s Tigers.” By 1863, many regiments’ two-year enlistment terms had begun to expire, including that of the 17th New York. However, many enlisted men, perhaps including Kellogg, still needed to complete their service, resulting in their transfer into the 146th. In this photograph, he wears a 5th corps badge, possibly metal, on his jacket, suggesting that this photograph was taken around the Spring of 1863 or later.

Lot completed by metal cruciform badge of Private Sidney H. Smith, Company C, 146th New York. Smith enlisted on August 30, 1862 in Utica, NY. He was wounded and taken prisoner on May 5, 1864 at the Battle of the Wilderness and later succumbed to his injuries on October 3, 1864 at Gordonsville, VA.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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