VERY NICE ID IMAGE OF 115TH NEW YORK OFFICER DURING SERVICE WITH 7TH NEW YORK CAVALRY – WILLIAM H. SHAW

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CDV is a waist up view of William H. Shaw while serving with the 7th New York Cavalry. He wears a dark forage cap with a rain cover over it and with crossed sabers insignia attached to the front. He also wears a dark frock coat with shoulder straps, waistbelt with rectangular plate and sash with a Model 1860 Cavalry sabre and knot.

Image has very good clarity and contrast and is on a mount with a printed frame. Mount has slight toning and minor surface dirt.

Reverse has no photographer’s imprint. It does have a pencil ID of “WM. H. SHAW” and the ID is confirmed by an online image of Shaw as an older man. Reverse also has much collector information.

William Henry Shaw was 32 years old when he was commissioned captain of Company F, 7th New York Cavalry on October 15, 1861. He was mustered out at Washington, D.C. on March 31, 1862 when the regiment failed to finish forming.

Next, Shaw was commissioned captain of Company E, 115th New York Infantry. He was wounded at Cold Harbor on June 1, 1864 and again at Fort Fisher on January 15, 1865. He was mustered out at Raleigh, North Carolina on June 17, 1865.

The 115th New York was organized in August of 1862. During its service the regiment jumped around a lot serving in the Middle Department with the 8th Corps, the Department of Virginia with the 7th Corps, the Department of the South and the Army of the James in the 10th Corps, the 18th and again the 10th Corps and 24th Corps of the Army of the James, in Terry’s Provisional Corps of the Department of North Carolina and finished with that Department’s 10th Corps.

The regiment saw action at Harper’s Ferry, Fredericksburg, Olustee, Chester’s Station, Drewry’s Bluff, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Deep Bottom, Chaffin’s Farm and Fort Fisher. During its service the regiment lost 7 officers and 316 men killed and died of wounds and disease.    [ad]

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