Sixth plate ambrotype of young man seated in a studio setting, dressed in full uniform and posed with his sword. With printed paper label affixed to lower right corner of mat identified to "Wykes.'" Housed in full case with modern typed label attached to velvet interior identifying the subject as "Capt. George C. Trimble / Co. A 11th Regt. / Virginia Militia 1850s."
HDS indicates that George C. Trimble was an Ohio native that resided in Wheeling, West Virginia when he enlisted in the Union army as a captain on May 17, 1861 and was commissioned into Co. E of the WV 1st Infantry. Three months later, he mustered out at Wheeling, WV. Records also note that on November 1, 1861, Trimble was commissioned into Field & Staff of the WV 11th Infantry and promoted to major the same day. He was dismissed on January 4, 1863 for unknown reasons.
Wear to plate, with heavy tarnish/discoloration, especially along top edge and right edge of plate. Light wear to case, with reinforcement at hinge.
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