Side portrait view credited to Black & Case, Boston & Newport, RI. Verso with George Washington 3-cent revenue stamp.
Bvt. Lt. Col. Duncan Archibald Pell served initially with the RI 1st Infantry after enlisting as a Private on 4/17/1861 at Providence. He mustered out on 8/2/61. On 4/4/62 he was commissioned into US Volunteers Adjutant General Department where he served for the remainder of the war. Pell served as an Aide-de-Camp on the staff of Major General Ambrose B. Burnside. He was promoted to Captain before being promoted to Brevet Major for his actions at Wilderness, then again to Brevet Colonel for gallant and meritorious conduct at Fort Stedman. He closed the war attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel by Brevet on 4/18/65. Pell died in New York in 1874.
Good condition with light edge wear and toning. Verso with pencil notations.
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