CABINET CARD – JOHN H. WILLEY, 1ST AND 2ND NEW HAMPSHIRE INFANTRY

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Bust view wearing civilian clothing. Printed on a label attached at the bottom of the image is “JOHN H. WILLEY, Co. E.” Period ink inscription on reverse: “John H. Willey / Co. E, 2ed N.H.V. / Worcester Mass / Died Jan 26th 1870 / Age 29.” No BM.

Overall good condition. Scattered wear to edges of mount; minor staining to label with name.

Willey was a 21 year old resident of Salem, NH when he enlisted on 4/24/61 as a Private. On 5/4/61 he was mustered into Co. H, 1st NH Infantry. Mustered out on 8/9/61 at Concord, NH. On 9/17/61 he mustered into Co. E, 2nd NH Infantry. Discharged on 8/28/64 near Petersburg, VA. He lived in Salem, NH after the war. The handwritten date of death on the back of the image is incorrect; Willey actually died in California 1907 and is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester, 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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