FRAMED OVAL ALBUMEN OF 88TH PENNSYLVANIA OFFICER

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Item Code: 1070-128

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Image came from an 88th Pennsylvania collector with several other identified images. If the collector knew the name of this officer he took it with him when he passed away.

The full-standing view shows a Company grade officer wearing a dark slouch hat with a hat cord and an embroidered infantry hunting horn on the front with regimental numbers at center that are not clear enough to make out. He also wears a dark single-breasted frock coat with matching dark trousers that have thin light leg stripes.

The subject is posed with his right hand on his hip leaning against his drawn Model 1850 Foot Officer’s sword. Around his waist is a sash and waistbelt with a Pattern 1851 rectangular plate and empty sword scabbard.

Image is clear with contrast that rates as good. If the contrast were excellent, we would be able to see the regimental numbers on the hat and the details of the belt plate.

The bottom edge of the image has a photographer’s imprint for “R. R. PRIEST… Manayunk, PA.”

Image is housed in the original wooden frame with gold gilt border. Frame meas. approx. 11.50 x 11.50 inches and is in very nice condition and ready to hang on the wall.

The 88th Pennsylvania was organized in September of 1861. They served in the Army of the Potomac from October of 1861 to March of 1862 when they were shifted to the defenses of Washington and the Department of the Rappahannock. In June of 1862 they joined the 3rd Corps of the Army of the Potomac and in September of that same year joined the 1st Corps where they remained until that organization’s consolidation with the 5th Corps in early 1864.

The 88th saw action in 42 engagements to include 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor, Siege of Petersburg and Five Forks. The regiment suffered 181 deaths by battle, wounds and disease plus many others wounded but survived. [SR]

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