CDV ALBUM IDENTIFIED TO JOSEPH SIBLEY NEWLIN OF THE KEYSTONE BATTERY

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Leather bound album with gilt edging on pages. Album can hold 12 images. The outside of the album is wrapped in brown leather with some dark discoloration around edges. Front cover is stressed and beginning to separate from spine. Inside front cover is the following inscription “Some of my Army Commanders and comrades. JSN, 1862 1863 1864.” Across from this inscription is a CDV bust view of General McClellan. The next page is inscribed by stencil and reads “J. S. Newlin, K. Baty P.V.” This is done in two lines. Next page has an inscription which is too light to read but it mentions General Alex. Hayes and the Keystone Battery. The page across from the inscription holds a bust view CDV of General Hays. His name is written in ink on the image and in pencil on the album page. The rest of the photos are all CDVs and are in the following order:

Full view of Edward A. Sibley in civilian clothes seated on a lattice work fence. His last name is written in ink in the bottom corner. Sibley was 1st Sgt of the Keystone Battery during their year of service from August 1862 to August 1863. He was present throughout his service never having been listed as sick or absent. It is assumed that he was somehow related to the owner of the album.

Next is a bust view in civilian clothes of Charles F. Bates. Lower section of the photo has inscribed “C.F. Bates” in period ink. Bates served from August of 1862-August of 1863.

The next two images are also bust views in civilian clothes. The first one is of John V. Creeley. Image is signed in ink at bottom “Lieut. J. V. Creeley, Keystone Battery.” Lt. Creeley served with the battery throughout it’s service. And the other image is of Adolph Kiefer. The bottom of his image is inscribed “Kiefer” in ink. Kiefer was a Sgt. in the battery and was discharged to accept a commission in the 167th PA.

Next is a bust view in uniform inscribed in ink at bottom “Sgt. Shaffner.” Shaffner is pictured wearing a sack coat and forage cap. He served throughout the battery’s service. Across from Sgt. Shaffner is a full standing and seated view of three men in civilian clothes. They are identified in ink above each man’s head as Bahrs, Hare and Newlin. The first two are not listed on the battery roster but Newlin is Joseph S. Newlin the owner of the album. Newlin served with the battery both times it was called into service. Once for a year in 1862-1863 and again for 100 days in 1864.

The next two men pictured are Orleans Longacre and Charles M. Schuellerman. Again, both images are bust views. Longacre was not a member of the Keystone Battery but was an Assistant Engineer in the US Navy. He served throughout the war. He was on board the “Iroquois,” the “Lackawanna” and the “Wateree.” The image in the album is a view of him in uniform. Charles M. Schuellerman is shown in civilian clothes. He was with the Keystone Battery throughout it’s service from 1861-1862.

The next two pages have a nice ¾ standing view of Longacre in his Navy uniform and full standing view in civilian clothes of Joseph K. Evans. Again, his last name is written in ink on the image. Joseph Evans served as a Corporal in the battery. He was reduced to Private in Dec. of 1862 but returned to Corporal sometime later. In Evans photo he has a forage cap resting on a pedestal on which he is leaning. On the front of the forage cap is a large crossed cannon insignia and on the top is a large “K. A.” for Keystone Artillery.

Keystone Independent Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Philadelphia August 13, 1862. Ordered to Washington, D.C. Attached to Casey's Provisional Brigade, Military District of Washington, to October, 1862. Casey's Division, Military District of Washington, to February, 1863. Casey's Division, 22nd Corps, Dept. of Washington, to April, 1863. Abercrombie's Division, 22nd Corps, to June, 1863. Camp Barry, 22nd Corps. to July, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac, July, 1863. Maryland Heights Division, Dept. of West Virginia, to August, 1863. Garrison duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until July, 1863. Joined Army Potomac and pursuit of Lee July. Action at Wapping Heights, Va., July 23. Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., and duty there until August. Mustered out August 20, 1863.

The album comes with copies of service records from the archives for some of the men listed.

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