Lot of 13 stereoviews on orange and yellow mounts from E. & H.T. Anthony's "War Views" series, each with applied paper label bearing Anthony's imprint, image number and title, and (3) Brady negative credit on verso. Views include "Signal Corps, Cobb's Hill," "Signal Tower, Ceppe's Hill, James River," "Rebel Signal Tower at Ft. McAllister, Savannah, Ga.," "Signal Tower, Jacksonville, Fla.," "Redoubt Zabriskie on Cobb's Hill to protect Signal Tower, showing the abattis," "The Rebel Signal Station on Morris Island, afterwards occupied by our troops," "Signal Station on board the US Steamer Vermont," and others.
Sergeant Henry J. Bardwell worked as a carpenter in Amherst, MA before enlisting as a private on September 7, 1861. Nearly two weeks later, he was mustered into Company "D" of the 27th Massachusetts Infantry, in which capacity he joined Burnside's North Carolina Expedition of 1862 (serving aboard the US Steamer Pilot Boy off Hatteras in February) and performed signal duty at the Battle of Fredericksburg that December. The following year, Bardwell was officially transferred to the US Army Signal Corps in August, and participated in the siege of Knoxville in November. After the war, he was a member of multiple GAR posts in Massachusetts and held office as a post commander in Boston before dying in June of 1923. Nearly all of the stereoviews in lots 115-123 are inscribed by Bardwell, including his name, a series number, and, in some cases, additional details about the featured scene.
Views with general wear including surface soil, toning, and wear to edges and corners of mounts. Heavier toning and/or stray marks to some views.
Rebel Signal Station on Morris Island view with upper right corner of mount clipped.
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