CABINET CARD – EDWIN N. TAFT, 2ND NEW HAMPSHIRE INFANTRY; KILLED IN ACTION AT WILLIAMSBURG, VA

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Bust view wearing civilian clothing. Printed at the bottom of the image is “EDWIN N. TAFT, Co. A”. Period ink inscription on reverse:  “Edwin N. Taft / Killed May 5th 1862 / at Williamsburg Va. / Co. A.”; in pencil is “Paid 1.00”.

Overall very good condition. Minor scattered wear and staining to edges of mount.

Taft was 27 years old and a resident of Keene, NH when he enlisted on 5/22/61 as a Private. On 5/31/61 he mustered into Co. A, 2nd NH Infantry. He was killed on 5/5/62 at Williamsburg, VA.   [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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