Wisconsin 4th Cavalry CDVs, Incl. Colonel Halbert E. Paine, Regimental Color Bearers, and More

Lot of 9 CDVs, featuring portrait of Colonel Halbert E. Paine. T. Keddy: Baton Rouge, LA, n.d. Enlisted as colonel 5/1861, promoted brigadier general 3/1863, brevetted major general for Port Hudson where he lost a leg, later served in the Washington Defenses against Jubal Early. Paine is best remembered for refusing to burn down the city of Baton Rouge, LA, and for disobeying orders to return fugitive slaves to their owners in 1862.

With seven cartes of identified soldiers who fought with Company I, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry. Uncredited: n.d. Subjects include: Veteran Volunteer 1st Sergeant Joseph A. Walker, enlisted as corporal 7/1861, promoted to sergeant and 1st sergeant, served as regimental color bearer, color escort, and color guard between the summer and fall of 1864; Veteran Volunteer Sergeant George Hill, enlisted as corporal 6/1861, promoted to sergeant, served as regimental color bearer 10/1865; Veteran Volunteer Corporal David A. Seeley, enlisted as corporal 7/1861, WIA in the lungs at Port Hudson, LA, 6/14/1863; Corporal Alfred L. Sherer, enlisted as corporal 3/1864, WIA (unknown date and location); Corporal Jason Root, enlisted as corporal 12/1863; Veteran Volunteer Private John W. Wheeler; and Private Absalom Erickson. CDV of Private Charles Barrett, Co. E, 4th WI Cavalry, also included. T. Keddy: Baton Rouge, LA, n.d.

The 4th Wisconsin Cavalry was originally organized as the 4th Wisconsin Infantry, and served exclusively in the western theater, primarily in the Department of the Gulf, and compiled an extensive war record, having lost 117 officers and men in battle. The regiment fought at the Siege of Vicksburg, the battle of Port Hudson, and the occupation of Baton Rouge in 1862 and 1863. In September 1863, it was reconstituted as the 4th WI Cavalry and spent the remainder of the war policing occupied territory in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.

Provenance:Eugene R. Groves Collection of 19th Century Photography


Light toning to each image. Some minor, scattered spotting/soiling. All cartes appears to have been trimmed along top edge, most notably Sherer and Root. Barrett CDV with clipped corners. 

Paine CDV: light pencil ID below image. Some soiling/spotting. 

Estimate: $500 - $700
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