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Quarter Plate Tintype of Pvt. John Streeter, Co. I, 4th Vermont Infantry, Fought at Battle of Gettysburg and KIA at Battle of the Wilderness

Quarter plate tintype, housed in a geometric thermoplastic case, of a soldier identified as private John Streeter with a modern inked identification. Streeter stands at attention in front of a tent scene with a hand-colored American flag. Research indicates the backdrop may  be from a studio in Brattleboro, VT, but this cannot be confirmed.  

Streeter was a resident of Townshend, VT and enlisted as a private on August 15, 1862. He mustered into the 4th VT Inf. Co. I. He fought in many major battles including: Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg. In a lesser known battle, the battle of the Wilderness, VA, Streeter and his regiment suffered the largest amount of casualties by any Vermont regiment in one battle or by any infantry regiment in a single engagement during the Civil War. As a result of the battle, 41 were killed including 7 officers. Eleven officers were wounded, one of whom later died of his wounds. Two hundred twenty-three soldiers were wounded, 43 mortally, and four were missing, making the actual death loss 84. Streeter was one of the many casualties in that engagement. He was killed on the battlefield on May 6, 1864. 

Condition:Very good.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000
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