1st Maine Sharpshooters, Three Identified CDVs, Plus

Three cdvs, plus a mounted tintype identified as Pvt. F.S. Coffin, unknown. The three cartes are all ink signed without a photographer's imprint. The soldiers are: Pvt. Horace Knight, Co. E, enlisted 11/64; discharged 5/65 with a month's subsequent service in the 20th Maine. Pvt./Sgt. Nelson Welch, Co. E, joined 11/64, m/o 7/65; three years previous service in the 9th Maine and WIA twice (Fort Wagner 7/18/63, Petersburg 6/15/64). Sgt. John O. Tuell, Co. C, joined 11/64, m/o 7/65.

An obscure unit, the battalion-sized 1st Maine Sharpshooters was organized in October 1864 and acted primarily as guard troops at City Point, VA before the battalion was summarily disbanded by order of the War Department and the men transferred to the 20th Maine for a final month's service.

Provenance:The Tom MacDonald Maine Civil War CDV Collection

Condition:CDVs VG. with light wear.

Estimate: $300 - $400
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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