FULL STANDING CDV OF MAJOR GEORGE TODD OF THE 91ST PENNSYLVANIA

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Todd is shown posing in the typical Napoleonic style with one hand thrust in his coat and the other on his hip holding his forage cap. He wears a dark double-breasted frock coat with Major’s shoulder straps and matching dark trousers with a thin light colored leg stripe. Visible on the front of his cap is the Infantry hunting horn insignia with the number “91” at center. Image is clear with very good contrast. There is a spot of dark discoloration down by the Major’s feet. Mount is severely trimmed and its corners are clipped. Reverse is blank except for collectors information which is written in pencil. ID is confirmed by online image.

George W. Todd was a veteran of the Mexican War and was commissioned Captain of Company I, 91st Pennsylvania on April 30, 1861. In December of that same year Todd was appointed Major. The regiment marched to Washington in January of 1862 where it spent some time doing Guard Duty. In August it was assigned to the 5th Corps of the Army of the Potomac. The regiment was present for the battle of Antietam but was not engaged. At Fredericksburg Major Todd was hit in the leg by a piece of shrapnel. The leg was amputated but the Major did not survive. He died on December 19, 1862 and is buried in the Old Welsh Cemetery, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania. As a reward for his sacrifice Major Todd was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel by Brevet to date from December 13, 1862.

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