CDV portrait of CSA Sergeant Thomas J. Dashiell (d. 1910) of the 9th Virginia Infantry. Pencil inscription on verso reads, "Sergt T J Dashiell / Old Dominion / Guard / CSA Portsmouth / Va."
Dashiell enlisted as a private on April 20, 1861 at Portsmouth, VA and mustered into Company K of the 9th Virginia Infantry the same day. His service during the war was tumultuous, filled with hardship and misfortune at nearly every turn. He was listed as a POW at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863, confined at Fort Delaware, DE two days later, exchanged on September 18, 1864, wounded at Dinwiddie Court House, VA on March 31, 1865, POW at Five Forks, VA on April 1, 1865, and finally released at Point Lookout, MD on June 2, 1865. Dashiell survived the war and returned to Portsmouth, VA upon its conclusion.
CDV cut at upper left and right corners, leaving them rounded. Image with heavy soiling and small abrasions including paper loss (not affecting portrait). Mount with wear to edges and soiling throughout (recto and verso).
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