Lot of 4 stereoviews on yellow and orange mounts from E. & H.T. Anthony's "War Views" series, each with applied paper label bearing Anthony's imprint, image number and title, and (2) Brady negative credit on verso. Views include "Admiral Dahlgren. Taken on board USS Pawnee, Charleston Harbor, S.C.," "After Deck and Turret of Monitor Kaatskill. Taken at Charleston Harbor, S.C.," "Quarter Deck and Starboard Battery of US ship Pawnee. (The fighting ship of US Navy.) Taken at Charleston Harbor, S.C.," and "The 'Monitor,' showing very plainly the dents in her turret where the Rebel shot struck her."
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. "Quarter Deck and Starboard Batter" view with rather noticeable pencil/pen marks to right panel.
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