VERY NICE FULL SEATED VIEW OF CAVALRY SERGEANT CHARLES E. BECK - PERIOD INK ID

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Item Code: 945-128

CDV image shows Beck seated by a small marble top table. His dark low crown slouch hat sits on the table next to Beck's right arm. Beck wears his dark double-piped shell jacket, peculiar to the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry, open to reveal a matching military vest with heavy watch chain. Each sleeve of the shell jacket has Sergeant chevrons visible. The vest is only buttoned at top and bottom revealing a white shirt underneath. Beck also wears dark military trousers with NCO leg stripe.

Image is extremely clear and bright with excellent contrast. Mount has clipped lower corners and very little surface dirt around the edges.

Reverse has photographer's imprint for W. R. MORTIMER...POTTSVILLE, PA. There is collector information in pencil at the top. Bottom has nice period ink inscription that reads "SERGT. CHAS E. BECK, CO. C  15TH PEN CAV"

Charles E. Beck was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania on February 16, 1838. He enlisted for three months service as a Private in Company H, 25th Pennsylvania Infantry at Harrisburg on April 18, 1861. After serving in the defenses of Washington and West Virginia, Beck was discharged at the end of his term of service on July 26, 1861.

On August 22, 1862 Beck enlisted for a second time as a Private in Company G, 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry. While with the 15th he was promoted to Corporal on March 1, 1863, Sergeant April 20, 1863 (transferred to Company C), 1st Sergeant on April 29, 1864 and was finally commissioned a 1st Lieutenant on November 5, 1864. He was mustered out at Nashville, Tennessee on June 21, 1865.

At some time after the war Beck moved to New Jersey where he died on February 25, 1916 and is buried there in Bethel Memorial Park, Pennsauken. [ad]

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