Lot of 4 stereoviews on 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 Brady negative credit on verso. Views include "Head quarters of Dr. Grant and Dwight, of French's Brigade, Yorktown, Va.," "Gen. Ingalls, 4th New-York Artillery, loading a Cannon," "Dana, Assistant Secretary of War. Taken at Gen. Grant's Head Quarters, Va.," and "Gen. Ferrero and Staff, Petersburgh, Va." Secretary Dana and General Ferrero views bear additional verso ink inscriptions by Bardwell reading, "Charles A. Dana - now (1885) editor N.Y.Sun," and "The building is draped because of the assassination of President Lincoln," respectively.
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 light general wear including surface soil, toning, and wear to edges and corners of mounts. General Ferrero view with noticeable pencil marks to lower right panel.
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