VERY NICE INK INSCRIBED FULL STANDING VIEW OF 15TH PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY PRIVATE & LATER MAJOR OF 73RD PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY

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Great CDV of Charles Moyer standing by a table with his arms crossed. He wears the dark double-piped shell jacket of the 15th Pennsylvania and matching dark trousers. On the table next to him is his dark forage cap with crossed saber insignia.

Image has excellent clarity and contrast. Lower right corner of mount is chipped. Mount edges have light surface dirt.

Reverse has photographer’s imprint for C.C.BURKHOLDER…LEWISTON, PA.

Beneath the imprint is a wonderfully strong ink inscription in large flowing letters that reads “YOUR FRIEND CHARLES MOYER ANDERSON TROOP.”

Charles Moyer was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1844.

He enlisted as a private in Company H, 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry on August 30, 1862 and served with them until January 1864.

Moyer was transferred out of the 15th on January 8, 1864 to accept a commission as 1st lieutenant and adjutant of the 73rd Pennsylvania Infantry. He was made major by brevet on March 3, 1865 but permanently promoted to captain of Company F on May 23, 1865.

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.

While Moyer was with the 73rd Pennsylvania they were engaged at Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Kennesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Savannah and Goldsboro.

After the war Moyer lived in New Jersey. He died there on January 27, 1908 and is buried in Riverview Cemetery in Trenton.  [ad]

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