2 x 3 1/4 in. CDV on cardstock mount of "Henry C. Mathewson / Co. E 1st Conn. / Artillery" (period inscription verso). N.p.: n.p., [1860s] (toning, light spotting; mount with corner and edge wear, some staining/spotting). Mathewson is shown holding his kepi, which includes infantry insignia.
Quarter plate tintype of Mathewson in uniform, slightly more disheveled in appearance, suggesting that this portrait was taken later in the war. (Strong clarity and contrast, tarnish ring near mat opening.) Housed in full pressed paper case (split at hinge, some surface wear).
A fine pair of images of the same identified private from Co. E, 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery, which was engaged at the Siege of Petersburg at the end of the war, having spent most of its service in the Washington Defenses. Mathewson ("Matthewson" in HDS) mustered into Co. E on 12/31/1863, serving through 9/25/1865 when he mustered out at Washington, DC.
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