SIGNED SEATED VIEW OF 24TH NEW YORK MAJOR KILLED AT 2ND BULL RUN

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Image shows Andrew J. Barney seated and cradling his sword in his lap. He wears a dark single breasted frock coat with shoulder straps and matching dark trousers with a light leg stripe. Barney also wears his sword belt with shoulder support strap and rectangular eagle plate. The sword in his lap is a Model 1850 Field and Staff officer’s sword.

Image is clear with excellent contrast. Mount shows light wear.

Reverse has a strong period ink inscription that reads “MAJOR A. J. BARNEY / 24TH N. Y. S. V. / KILLED AT BULL RUN / AUG 30. 1862 A.D.”

Andrew J. Barney lived in Belleville, New York. He was 32 years old when he was commissioned Captain of Company K, 24th New York on May 7, 1861. He was promoted Major on December 19, 1861.

At 2nd Bull Run he led his regiment in an assault of the famous Deep Cut on August 30, 1862. Calling for his men to follow him he charged toward the cut and was shot from his horse.  [ad]

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