POST-WAR CABINET CARD PHOTO OF 2ND NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIVATE –WITH INTERESTING NOTATION ON REVERSE

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Item Code: P13706

Image shows Sewall D. Batchelder of Company G. He wears a dark civilian suit with white shirt and dark bowtie. Bottom of the mount has a printed caption with his name and Company.

Image has good clarity and decent contrast.

Reverse has photographer’s mark for S. A. BOWERS…CONCORD, N.H. Period ink ID at top reads “SEWELL D. BATCHELDER, Co. G, 2ND REGT CONCORD  N.H.” Below this is an interesting notation in red ink “APR 21 1863 – MAY 16 1863 SERVED (3W. 4.DAYS / 25 DAYS THAT IS; NOTHING NO GOOD. STILL ALIVE JAN 1892. The record, as listed below, shows that this inscription is in error.

Sewall D. Batchelder was born in Concord, New Hampshire on September 2, 1845. He enlisted as a Private in Company G, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry on May 21, 1863 and was mustered out at City Point, Virginia on December 19, 1865.

Batchelder died in Concord on June 26, 1915 and is buried in Hopkinson Cemetery, Epsom, New Hampshire.

The 2nd was a hard fought regiment seeing action at 1st Bull Run, Williamsburg, Oak Grove, Gaines’ Mill, White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill, 2nd Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg where the 2nd bore the brunt of the assault on the Peach Orchard. After Gettysburg the 2nd garrisoned Point Lookout for a time before returning to the army to fight at Drewry’s Bluff, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. [ad]

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