LARGE ALBUMEN PHOTO OF MEMBERS OF COMPANY E, 32ND PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY (3RD PENNSYLVANIA RESERVES)

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This is a collage of 87 bust view images of members of the Company. The photos are arranged around a larger photo of the Captain John Clark and a 5th Corps badge at center. The contrast is good on each photo and facial features are easy to see. Under each photo is the soldiers name, and if an officer or NCO, his rank. Most are wartime views.

Here are images of men lost to the Company through capture, wounds or being killed in action at Mechanicsville, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Cloyd’s Mountain as well as the survivors of the Company and those discharged for disability. A quick match of the names on the photos against a Company roster of those who served during the war show only 15 men not pictured. This albumen was done in the 1880’s or 1890’s by photographer Jereck R. Fox of Philadelphia and signed by him at the bottom. Item is in its original frame that shows some wear around the edges. The wooden slats on back have stained the mount in two places with horizontal lines. The paper itself and all the images are in good condition. Framed the item meas. approx. 21.50 x 25.50 inches.

Company E was a part of the 32nd Pennsylvania Volunteers, which was also known as the 3rd Pennsylvania Reserves of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps. The Regiment served with the Army of the Potomac from the Peninsula Campaign in May of 1862 till February of 1863 when it was assigned to the 22nd Corps in Washington, D.C. While with the 5th Corps, Army of the Potomac, the Regiment took part or was present at all the major battles. The Regiment went to West Virginia and saw some action there until May of 1864 when their time was expired. They were discharged at Philadelphia in June of 1864

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