OUTDOOR CDV OF THE CAMP OF THE ANDERSON TROOP OF PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY AT CARLISLE PA - IMAGE IS FROM THE COLLECTION OF A MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER

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Image shows approx. 60 men standing in front of their camp consisting of numerous rows of "A" tents pitched in an open field. In the background can be seen the tall spire of a church and several buildings which constitute the skyline of Carlisle, Pennsylvania . Some of the men in the photo are waving their caps at the camera and several are wearing their sabers.

The contrast of the image is a bit light but all details can be made out.

Reverse has no photographer's imprint but does have a strong period ink inscription of "CAMP ALABAMA, CARLISLE." Near the bottom is another bold ink inscription that reads "W. W. B." and "OCT. 7, 1862." The initials are for Wilmon Whilldin Blackmar who joined the Anderson Cavalry, also known as the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry, as a Corporal on August 30, 1862. He rose to the rank of 1st Sergeant of Company K before being commissioned a Lieutenant in the 1st West Virginia Cavalry. Late in the war, at the battle of Five Forks Blackmar led a successful attack on the enemy for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor.

Nice outdoor camp scene.

The 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry was organized in October of 1862 and was assigned to the Army of the Cumberland. The regiment saw action at Stones River, Mossy Creek and several smaller skirmishes.

During its service the regiment lost 128 officers and men killed, died of wounds and disease plus many others wounded. [ad]

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