NICELY INSCRIBED CDV OF MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIER WHO SERVED IN TWO REGIMENTS

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Three-quarter seated view of Benedict A. Winslow who served in the 3rd and 58th Massachusetts Infantry. Winslow wears a dark frock coat with 1st Sergeant chevrons visible on the sleeves. The coat is buttoned at the throat only and reveals a dark military vest underneath. He also wears light trousers with wide dark Sergeants leg stripe. In his arms he cradles a Model 1850 Foot Officer’s sword. Image is bright and clear with excellent contrast. Reverse of mount has a wonderful period ink inscription that reads “BENEDICT A. WINSLOW, ORDERLY SERGT., Co. K, 58th MASS. INFT. U.S. ARMY.” The words US ARMY are underlined in dots. There is no photographers imprint.

Benedict A. Winslow was an 18 year old laborer and mariner living in Freetown when he enlisted as a Private in Co. G 3rd Massachusetts Infantry on April 23, 1861 for three months. The regiment was sent to Fort Monroe. While there it took part in the destruction of the Gosport Navy Yard. Winslow returned to Boston and was discharged on July 22, 1861.

He again joined the 3rd on September 23, 1862 as a Private in Co. A, for 9 months. This time the regiment was sent to North Carolina where it was involved in the actions at Kinston, Whitehall and Goldsboro but not heavily engaged. The regiment returned to Massachusetts and was mustered out on June 26, 1863.

Winslow enlisted for the third and final time on May 2, 1865 as 1st Sergeant of Co. K, 58th Massachusetts Infantry. While with this regiment Winslow marched in the Grand Review and did guard duty around Washington. He was finally mustered out on July 25, 1865. After the war he resided in Fall River and was active in the Richard Borden Post #46 of the GAR. He died on August 30, 1913.  [ad]

 

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