CDV ALBUM - MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE & VERMONT RELATED IMAGES 39 IMAGES (18 IDENTIFIED) INCLUDING SEVERAL CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS

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Leather CDV album of students & professors of Middlebury College in Vermont, several of whom served in the Civil War. Binding has split but all pages are present. Leather cover is in good condition, showing just minor wear. Decorative metal clasps with small busts of George Washington, still firmly attached & hold the album closed.

Period ink ID inside front cover, "George H. Sweet". Album contains 39 images, including one tintype in CDV mount. 18 images are identified in period ink, with 8 having served in the Civil War. Middlebury College was founded in 1800 by Timothy White, then president of Yale. Its original purpose was to train young men for the ministry and other learned professions. In 1883, it became one of the first formerly all-male schools in New England to admit women.

Images include:

1. William R. Shipman. Drafted, paid $300 commutation, did not serve.

2. John R. Converse. Class of 1862. Enlisted as private 9/16/62; 10/21/62 mustered into Co. I 14th VT Infantry. Promoted 2nd Lt. 7/3/63. Mustered out 7/30/63 at Brattleboro, VT. Re-enlisted 5/19/64 as 2nd Lt. in Co. H, 17th VT Infantry. Killed in action 7/30/64 at Petersburg, VA.

3. Park Davis. Drafted, paid $300 commutation, did not serve.

4. Henry A. Eaton. Class of 1862. Enlisted 8/26/62 as Captain; mustered in to Co. A, 16th VT 10/12/62. Wounded 7/3/63 at Gettysburg. Mustered out 8/10/63 at Brattleboro. Re-enlisted 8/12/64 as a Major; on 9/27/64 commissioned into 17th VT. Killed in action 9/30/64 at Poplar Springs Church, VA.

5. John A. Fitch. Class of 1862. Enlisted 9/1/62 as a Sgt. On 10/4/62 mustered into Co. E, 12th VT Infantry. Mustered out 7/14/63 at Brattleboro.

6. Eli H. Gale. Class of 1862. Enlisted 5/17/64 as Asst. Surgeon. Mustered in to Field & Staff, 186th PA. Mustered out 8/15/65 at Philadelphia.

7. Edward H. Hobbs. Class of 1862. Enlisted 12/17/61 as a 1st Lt. On 2/22/62 commissioned into Field & Staff 98th NY Infantry. Promoted 12/18/61 1st Lt. & Adjutant. Mustered out 6/2/63.

8. Aldace F. Walker. Class of 1862. Enlisted 8/13/62 as 1st Lt.; mustered in to Co. B, 1st VT Heavy Artillery (11th VT Infantry). Promoted to Capt., Co. C, 11/30/62; Major 6/28/64; Lt. Col. 10/19/64 by Brevet; Lt. Col. 5/23/65. Mustered out 6/24/65. In 1869 he authored The Vermont Brigade in the Shenandoah Valley 1864.

Other identified images include: Prof. H.M. Seely, Prof. Brainerd Kellogg, I. Albee, E.A. Haseltine, A.F. Rider, Wm. A. Robinson, L.A. Scott, Charles C. Harris.

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