CDV OF LT. BENJAMIN F. BOND OF THE 90TH PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY

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Image shows Bond standing by a pedestal on which his right arm rests while he cradles his sword in his left arm. He wears a dark four button sack coat and light trousers. He wears his sword belt with rectangular eagle plate with sword attached.

Image is clear with excellent contrast and only light surface dirt from age and storage.

Reverse has collector ID in modern pencil and a photographer’s mark for F. GUTEKUNST. Identification is confirmed by a sketch with Bond’s obituary a copy of which is included.

Benjamin F. Bond Jr. was born in 1839. He enlisted as 1st Sergeant in Company K, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on September 17, 1861. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in Company G on January 4, 1863 and 1st Lieutenant of Company E on July 20, 1863. He was mustered out at fort Dushane, Virginia on November 26, 1864.

Bond died March 2, 1898 and is buried in Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, Pennsylvania.

The 90th Pennsylvania was engaged at 2nd Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Petersburg. The regiment lost 6 officers and 224 enlisted men killed, died of wounds and disease as well as many more wounded.

Bond’s name appears on the Pennsylvania Monument at Gettysburg showing that he was present for that action. His obituary even states that Bond was promoted to 1st Lieutenant for “coolness and bravery” at Gettysburg.  [ad]

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