WAIST-UP SEATED VIEW OF 15TH PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY MAJOR KILLED AT MURFREESBORO

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Item Code: 945-77

CDV shows Adolph Rosengarten in a dark commercial sack coat open to reveal a matching military vest. No rank insignia is visible but his rank and ID are confirmed by other images of him that we have sold. He is posed with his hands folded in his lap.

Image is clear with fairly good contrast. Paper and mount have moderate surface dirt from age and storage. Mount corners have been rounded and lower right has been chipped.

Reverse has a collector ID in pencil. Photographer’s mark is for WEBSTER & BRO… LOUISVILLE.

Adolph Rosengarten was born on December 29, 1838.

At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted as 1st Sergeant in the Anderson Independent Company of Pennsylvania Cavalry. When the company was enlarged to a regiment Rosengarten was instrumental in raising recruits and was commissioned Major on November 13, 1862.

On December 29, 1862 during the battle of Stones River a battalion of the 15th was ambushed by some South Carolina Confederates. Riding with his battalion to their relief Rosengarten was killed in the fighting.

His remains were brought to Philadelphia where they were interred in Laurel Hill Cemetery.  [ad]

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