CDV BUST IMAGE OF 90TH PENNSYLVANIA SOLDIER

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Vignette bust image believed to be of Charles F. Simmons of Company K, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry. Image shows Simmons wearing a frock coat with shoulder scales. The coat appears to have piping down the front as well as three piece buttons.

Image has some light surface dirt but is otherwise clear with good contrast. Mount is trimmed.

Reverse has period pencil inscription that reads “SERGT. SIMMONS CO. K”

Charles F. Simmons was born in Pennsylvania in 1838. He first enlisted in Company K, 19th Pennsylvania Infantry for three months. During this period his regiment served with General Dix forces in the Baltimore area. Smith was mustered out on August 29, 1861.

On September 17, 1861 Smith enlisted again, this time in Company K, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry. His on-line records are incomplete but his name does appear on the Pennsylvania Monument at Gettysburg showing he was present for that engagement. That same monument lists his rank as Sergeant. His date and place of discharge is unknown.

Charles Smith died in Palmyra, New York on March 11, 1915 and is buried in Philadelphia’s Woodlawn Cemetery.  [ad]

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