CDV of Bvt. Brigadier General William Watts Davis with Albumen Photograph of CSA Soldier Who Operated the Gun that Wounded Him

Lot of 2. CDV of Colonel William Watts Hart Davis, 104th PA Infantry. Gutekunst: Philadelphia, PA, n.d. Davis served in the 3-month 25th PA, then enlisted in a 3-year unit. He was wounded at Fair Oaks, VA in May 1862 and at St. Johns Island, SC in July 1864. He was brevetted brigadier general in the omnibus awards of March 1865.

Albumen photograph, 4 x 6 in., of a man in civilian clothes affixed to a sheet of paper. Below the image is a note: "Private Geo. N. Howard, formerly Co. 'B' 19th Regt. So.Ca. Vols., Withers Division Polks Corps Army Tenn. Laterly of Washington Artillery, Walters (Lt. Battery)..."

Below that (in Davis' hand) is: "Was on the gun that shot my right hand on John's Island, SC July 6, 1864, carrying away the fingers. W.W.H. Davis, Nov. 4, 1894."


Paper to which larger image affixed is toned, but image is good. Cdv is very good.

Estimate: $400 - $600
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