BUST VIEW CDV IMAGE OF 12TH NEW HAMPSHIRE QUARTERMASTER SERGEANT IN CIVILIAN CLOTHES – GEORGE W. EDWARDS

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Image shows George W. Edwards in a dark civilian suit, white shirt and bowtie.

Image is clear and clean with some tinting to Edwards’ cheeks. Top and bottom edges of mount as well as corners have been trimmed.

Reverse has a nice period ink inscription at top that reads “GEO. W. EDWARDS / LACOMA N.H. 1866.” Photographer’s back mark is for H. A. LESURE’S… MACHESTER, N.H. along with an advertisement for the firm. There is also some collector information in pencil.

George W. Edwards was born in Gilford, New Hampshire. He was 23 years old when he enlisted as a Private in Company D, 12th New Hampshire Infantry on August 21, 1862 and was mustered in a month later. Edwards rose the Quartermaster Sergeant on July 1, 1863 and eventually was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in 1865 but was never mustered in at that rank. He was mustered out at Richmond, Va. on June 21, 1865.

The 12th New Hampshire was assigned to the 3rd Corps of the Army of the Potomac where it saw its first action at Fredericksburg.

The regiment suffered heavily at Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863 and at Gettysburg where the regiment defended the area around the Klingle farm along the Emmitsburg Road suffering 17 killed, 68 wounded, 3 captured and 18 missing.

In December of 1863 the 12th was transferred to the 18th Corps and saw action at Williamsburg, Swift Creek, Drewry’s Bluff, Fort Stevens, Cold Harbor and Petersburg.

After the war Edwards lived in Pittsfield, Massachusetts where he died on May 27, 1890. [ad]

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