FULL STANDING CDV OF LT. ALEX GARDINER, 88TH PA INFANTRY

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Image shows Gardiner standing in full uniform with hands on sword. He wears officer’s frock, kepi, striped trousers, sash, sword belt, and poses with drawn sword.

Image is clear. Mount shows some soiling and edge wear. At bottom, under image, are remnants of a very faded ink signature. Reverse has photographer’s imprint, H.C. VanSykle of Philadelphia, along with some collector information in pencil.

Alexander S. Gardiner enlisted on November 7, 1861 as a 1st Sergeant in company "G" 88th PA Infantry. He was wounded at 2nd Bull Run. He was promoted several times making the rank of Captain near the end of his enlistment, but he was never mustered in at that rank. He was mustered out of service on December 4, 1864. After the war he was a member of GAR Post #10 (Lt. John Greble Post) in Philadelphia, PA. He died December 13, 1901 and was buried in Lafayette Cemetery in Philadelphia.

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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