CABINET CARD – 1ST LT. & QM ABNER F. DURGIN, 2ND NEW HAMPSHIRE INFANTRY

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Bust view wearing a Civil War 4 button sack coat with Sgt. Major’s stipes, and vest & bowtie. Printed on the bottom border of the mount is, “LIEUT. ABNER F. DURGIN, QR. MR.”. No photographer’s mark. Period ink inscription on reverse: “Abner  F. Durgin / Co. E, / Lieut & Quartermaster”.

Overall good condition; indentations on each edge, perhaps from being in a photo album or frame.  Soiling/staining along left & right edges on reverse.

Born in 1840 in Concord, NH, Durgin was a resident of that city when he enlisted on 5/21/61 at the age of 21 as a Private. On 6/3/61 he mustered into Co. E, 2nd NH Infantry. Re-enlisted on 1/1/64. Promoted to Qtr Master Sgt. on 2/1/64 & transferred to Field & Staff, 2nd NH. Promoted to 1st Lt. & QM on 6/24/64. Discharged on 12/19/65. Died on 1/5/1902 in Concord and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Penacook, NH.[ld]

The Second New Hampshire Volunteers was attached to and joined the Department of Washington, June 23, 1861; Hooker's brigade, Army of the Potomac, August 12, 1861; First Brigade, Hooker's division, Army of the Potomac, October 3' 1861; First Brigade, Second Division, Third Army Corps, March 16, 1862; Department of the East, March 3,1863; Casey's division, Twenty-second Army Corps, May 27, 1863; Third Brigade, Second Division, Third Army Corps, June 14, 1863; District of St. Mary's, Department of Virginia and North Carolina, July, 1863; Second Brigade, Second Division, Eighteenth Army Corps, April 23,1864; Eighteenth Army Corps  (Corps Headquarters), June, 1864; First Brigade, First Division' Eighteenth Army Corps, August 13, 1864; Department of Virginia and North Carolina, September 1'1864; Third Brigade, First Division, Eighteenth Army Corps, October 7, 1864; Third Brigade, Third Division, Twenty-fourth Army Corps,December 2, 1864; First Independent Brigade, Twenty-fourth Army Corps, July 10,1865;Department of Virginia, August, 1865.  Sub-District of Essex, District

Northeast Virginia,

 

E N G A G E M E N T S

 

Bull Run,Va....................................July 21, 1861

Siege of Yorktown, Va............................May 4, 1862

Williamsburg, Va.................................May 5, 1862

Skirmish at Fair Oaks, Va......................June 23, 1862

Peach Orchard, Va..............................June 25, 1862

Glendale, Va...................................June 30, 1862

Malvern Hill, Va........................July 1, Aug. 5, 1862

Kettle Run, Va.................................Aug. 27, 1862

Bull Run (2nd).................................Aug. 29, 1862

Chantilly, Va..................................Sept. 1, 1862

Fredericksburg, Va.............................Dec. 14, 1862

Getteysburg, Va.................................July 2, 1863

Wapping Heights, Va............................July 23, 1863

Swift Creek, Va..................................May 9, 1864

Drewry's Bluff, Va..............................May 16, 1864

Cold Harbor, Va...............................June 1-9, 1864

Port Walthall, Va..............................June 16, 1864

Petersburg, Va......................Aug. 18 to Sept. 1, 1864

Reconnoissance near Williamsburg road, Va......Oct. 27, 1864

Richmond, Va., occupation of....................Apr. 3, 1865

 

Source: New Hampshire Soldiers & Sailors War of the Rebellion, Ayling

 

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