CDV BUST VIEW OF 50TH NEW YORK ENGINEER SOLDIER

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CDV is bust view of a bearded soldier in a frock coat. Reverse of the image has a pencil inscription that identifies the soldier as Private Isaac Letts of Company A, 50th New York Engineers. The image is clear with good contrast.

Reverse has a photographer’s imprint for BAUM & BURDINE…WASHINGTON, D.C. as well as the above mention inscription. There are also a red 1 cent and a green 2 cent tax stamp.

Isaac J. Letts was 24 years old when he enlisted in Company A of the 50th New York Engineers at Richland on February 12, 1864. He was mustered out June 13, 1865 at Fort Barry, Virginia. During his time of service the 50th was assigned to the Army of the Potomac and saw service at Cold Harbor, Chickahominy and Petersburg. During its service the regiment lost 45 men killed, wounded and captured. After the war Letts returned to New York and eventually moved to Michigan. When he died is not known but he was buried in Pioneer Cemetery in Pioneer, Michigan.

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