Union Soldier Stencil, Private James C. McIntire, 36th Wisconsin Infantry, KIA

Excavated stencil, 3 x 1.5 in., reading: "J.C. McINTIRE. / CO. A. 36 WIS. VOL." Recovered in Cold Harbor, VA.

James C. McIntire of Cortland, WI enlisted as a private on February 24, 1864. He mustered into the 36th Wisconsin Infantry and arrived in Virginia with the rest of his regiment in early May of 1864. On May 19, McInitre and his comrades moved south from Spotsylvania Court House to the North Anna River. They made their first offensive charge on May 26, but the following day, Company A, resting in reserve, was hit by a 12-pounder solid shot which killed three men, including McIntire. Members of the 36th likely buried McIntire near the river before moving on to Cold Harbor at the end of the month.

McIntire's stencil is pictured in Davis, Battlefields of the Civil War, and featured in North-South Trader Magazine (March/April 1979), a copy of which is included.


Fragile, but no bends or breaks.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500

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