Lot of 12 stereoviews on orange mounts from E. & H.T. Anthony's "War Views" series, each with applied paper label bearing Anthony's imprint, image number, and image title on verso. Views include, "Exchanged Rebel Prisoners going to Coxe's Landing, under guard," "Captured Siege Guns, at Rocketts, Richmond, Va.," "View from the Breastworks outside Fort Burnham, late Rebel Fort Harrison. Rebel pickets in the woods; a Rebel Fort in the middle distance," "Southern Soldiers, killed in the Trenches of Ft. Mahone, called by the Soldiers Ft. Damnation," "Knoxville R.R. Depot at Chattanooga. Group of Rebel prisoners waiting transporta. North," 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 and tear including surface soil, toning, and wear to edges and corners of mounts. Some with spotting/stray marks, and discoloration. Specifically Knoxville R.R. Depot at Chattanooga view has splotch of discoloration to right panel and stray pencil/ink mark to left panel. Exchanged Rebel Prisoners going to Coxe's Landing view with several stray markings and some spotting.
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