POST-WAR CABINET CARD PHOTO OF 2ND NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIVATE WOUNDED AT GETTYSBURG

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Image shows Albert F. Baxter 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 very good clarity and contrast.

Reverse has photographer’s mark for L. W. COLBY…MANCHESTER, N.H. Period ink ID at top reads “ALBERT F. BAXTER, Co. G, 2ND REGT N. H. VOLS. ANTRIM  N.H. 1892” There is a similar inscription in blue ink along one side.

Albert F. Baxter was born in Central Falls, Rhode Island on June 11, 1844. He enlisted as a Private on May 15, 1861. On July 2, 1863 during the fighting in the Peach Orchard Baxter was wounded and listed as missing. At some point he turned up and returned to the ranks. Baxter was mustered out on June 21, 1864.

After the war he lived in South Byfield, Massachusetts. He died in the soldier’s Home at Tilton, New Hampshire on March 4, 1914. He is buried in Maplewood Cemetery in Antrim, 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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