BUST VIEW CDV OF SGT. WILLIAM L. EAGLE, 88TH PA INFANTRY

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Image shows bust view of Eagle in apparent civilian clothes. Image is clear with good contrast. Mount is trimmed. Reverse has photographer’s imprint, F.S. Keeler of Philadelphia, along with a nice ink signature.

William L. Eagle enlisted on September 11, 1861 as a Private in company "B" 88th PA Infantry. He was promoted to Sergeant at some point and re-enlisted in January of 1864. He was transferred to Company “G” in February and killed May 8, 1864 at Laurel Hill which was part of the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.

The 88th Pennsylvania was organized in September of 1861. They served in the Army of the Potomac from October, 1861 to March, 1862 when they were shifted to the defenses of Washington and the Department of the Rappahannock. In June of 1862 they joined the 3rd Corps in the Army of the Potomac and in September of that same year they were shifted to the 1st Corps where they remained until consolidation with the 5th Corps in early 1864.

The 88th saw action in 42 engagements including 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor, Siege of Petersburg and Five Forks. The regiment suffered 181 deaths and many others wounded.  [jet]

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