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Civil War Archive of Capt. E. L. Buckwalter, 114th OH Inf. and 53 US CT Inf.

Lot includes the following items related to Capt. Edward L. Buckwalter: an ornately painted escutcheon featuring a detailed description of Buckwalter's service record as Captain of the 114th Ohio Inf. and the 53rd U.S. Colored Inf., 24 x 28 in.; Soldiers Individual Memorial featuring a photograph of Buckwalter at center, surrounded by information regarding his service record, plus the date he mustered out, March 8, 1866, enhanced with engraved patriotic scenes, 16 x 19.5 in.; an albumen photograph of Buckwalter playing chess with his brother and their respective wives, each identified on verso, 8 x 10 in., mounted on board; 1 muster-in roll for Buckwalter, appointing him 1st Lieut. of Co. H, 3rd Mississippi Vols. to fill vacancy caused by promotion, dated June 25, 1863, with tipped-in manuscript written and signed by Buckwalter regarding this service; 2 muster-out documents for Buckwalter, dated 1864; 1 special order, dated 1866; 2 letters addressed to Buckwalter as Subcommittee member of the Freedmen Bureau, with Bureau of Refugees Freedmen and Abandoned Lands letterhead; 1 letter written to Buckwalter regarding a court case involving man slaughter and assault, dated 1865; and 100+ photocopies of documents and correspondence between Buckwalter and various government agencies.

Edward L. Buckwalter enlisted on 8/15/1862 as a sergeant, and he mustered into Co. A, 114th OH Inf. on 9/8/1862. On 6/25/1863, he was appointed 1st Lieut. and assigned to the 3rd MS Vols. On 7/12/1863, Buckwalter was transferred out and commissioned into Co. H,53rd U.S. Colored Inf. He was promoted to Capt. 6/22/1864, and mustered out on 3/8/1866. Following the end of the war, Buckwalter was in charge of the Freedmen and Refugees of 8 eastern counties in Mississippi for approx. 6 months.

Buckwalter engaged in several battles, including Chickasaw Bluffs, where he was wounded, Thompsons Hill, where he was again wounded, Edwards Station, Siege of Vicksburg, Grand Gulf and Mechanicsville, MS, and on the White River, among others.

Condition:Noticeable surface wear to estutcheon; even toning to soldier's memorial, with some light stains along margins; even toning to photograph.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$705
06/11/2010

 

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