INK SIGNED BUST VIEW CDV OF PENNSYLVANIA OFFICER WHO SERVED IN TWO REGIMENTS

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Vignette bust view of a young Captain named Ambrose M. Aults wearing a dark frock coat and a light string tie with acorn and tassels on each end.

Image is clear with good contrast with some light surface dirt along the edges. Mount has been trimmed and corners are clipped.

Reverse has green 2 cent tax stamp and a photographer’s imprint for D. C. BURNITE & CO…HARRISBURG, PA. Bottom is signed in period ink “TRULY YOURS A. M. AULTS…” the rest of the inscription was clipped off when the mount was trimmed.

Ambrose M. Aults was born January 15, 1844 in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania.

On August 7, 1862 he enlisted as a Private in Company D, 131st Pennsylvania Infantry to serve 9 months. The 131st served in the defenses of Washington until September of 1862 when it was transferred to the 5th Corps of the Army of the Potomac.

The regiment was heavily engaged at Fredericksburg on December 13, 1862 where it lost 31 killed, 85 wounded 1 captured and 5 missing. Aults came through the fight unscathed and was promoted to Sergeant-Major on January 10, 1863. After being lightly engaged at Chancellorsville Aults was mustered out with his regiment on May 23, 1863.

Aults was next commissioned as 1st Lieutenant of Company D, 205th Pennsylvania Infantry on September 3, 1864 but was transferred to Company G the following day. The 205th served in the 18th and 9th Corps seeing action at Petersburg and Fort Steadman. During the final assault on Petersburg on April 2, 1864 Aults was wounded to an undetermined degree. He was promoted Captain on May 14, 1865 and was mustered out June 2, 1865.

Ambrose M. Aults died on February 17, 1875 at age 31 and is buried in Grandview Cemetery, Tyrone, Pennsylvania.  [ad]

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