June 20, 2013 08:00 PM EDT Cincinnati


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6th Maine Soldiers, Seven Identified Images

One officer CDV, three enlisted CDVs, plus three post-war images. The officer cradling his sword with “Brady” imprint is Lieut. Colonel Charles H. Chandler, resigned 3/63. A pencil identified of Charles A. McQueston shows a prominent MS insignia within the kepi wreath. McQueston enlisted as Hospital Steward 7/61; discharged for disability 12/62.

A third image includes the name B .F. Campbell/6th Maine, which is lightly penciled on verso over Gibbon, New York back mark. Cpl. Benjamin Franklin Campbell, Co. C, joined 7/61; discharged for disability 12/62. A view of a “dead letter” Private is identified in modern pencil as Charles Atwood/6th Maine over McPherson, Bangor, Me. imprint. Corporal Atwood was reported MIA at Spotsylvania (5/10/64); no further record. We cannot vouch for the identification.

The back of post-war copy cabinet card showing two armed privates, side by side, bears a pencil identification that reads, At Right-Wainwright Cushing/6th Maine. The HDS view of Wainwright Cushing of Co. A confirms the identity. Cushing joined 7/61; WIA Chancellorsville (5/3/63); transferred to 7th Maine 1/64; transferred to 1st Maine Veteran Inf. 8/64; promoted 2nd Lieut. 4/65; discharged 7/65.

Two post-war, ca 1890s civilian views include Captain Geo. W. Burnham, Co. G, WIA Chancellorsville (5/3/63); WIA Rappahannock Station (11/7/63); resigned 3/64; and Private William Weeks, Co. H; discharged 12/61.

Provenance:The Tom MacDonald Maine Civil War CDV Collection

Condition:Chandler and McQueston cartes near VG. with minor wear and soiling. Campbell and Atwood cartes with heavy wear, some edge damage noted, G. Post-war views VG.

Estimate: $600 - $700
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$235
06/21/2013

 

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