FULL STANDING VIEW OF 115TH NEW YORK ENLISTED MAN

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Item Code: 1094-146

Good full standing CDV of Henry C. Thorne. He is posed with one arm resting on the back of a chair. He wears a dark forage cap and frock coat with dark trousers.

Image has good clarity and excellent contrast. Mount and paper have light surface dirt and the mount corners have been clipped. Bottom of the mount had a strong period ink ID but most of it has rubbed away.

Reverse has a worn and unreadable photographer’s imprint with much collector information in modern pencil. Top of reverse has a nice strong period ink inscription that reads “115th REGIMENT NY STATE VOLUNTEERS COMPANY C CAPT. MCKITTRICK.”

Thorne was 18 years old when he enlisted as a private in Company C, 115th New York Infantry at Edinburgh on August 14, 1862.

On September 15, 1862 he was captured with his regiment by Stonewall Jackson at Harpers Ferry and paroled on the 16th.

Eventually returning to service the 115th was assigned to the 10th Corps and saw action at Jacksonville and Olustee. In May and June of1864 they were attached to the Army of the James 18th Corps before being transferred back to the 10th Corps for the rest of the year. With the new year the regiment was attached to the 24th Corps before ending the war with the 10th.

During all the shifting between Corps the regiment fought at Chester Station, Drewry’s Bluff, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Deep Bottom, Chaffin’s Farm and Fort Fisher.

Private Thorne was mustered out at Raleigh, North Carolina on June 17, 1865.

Nothing could be found about his post-war life.  [ad]

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