BUST VIEW CDV OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL AMOS H. WHITE OF THE 5TH NEW YORK CAVALRY

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Item Code: P13610

Image is a vignette bust view of White in the uniform of a Lt. Col. The image is clear with good contrast and has only light surface dirt on lower left corner and mount edges.

Reverse has a photographer’s imprint of WHITNEY & PARADISE… NEW YORK. Image also bears a period ink inscription that reads “A. H. WHITE/COL 5TH N.Y. CAV.” Reverse also has a canceled 3 cent stamp and a negative number of “4174” in upper left corner.

Amos Hall White was born June 27, 1837 in Ames, New York. A former clerk, White was commissioned a 1st Lieutenant in Company D, 5th New York Cavalry, also known as the First Ira Harris Guard, on August 25, 1861. He was promoted to Captain in December of that same year.

On May 23, 1862 at Front Royal, Virginia White was wounded and captured. He was confined at Salisbury, North Carolina until exchanged in September of 1862. During the following winter White was promoted to Major of the 5th N. Y. on February 7, 1863. He was wounded and captured again at Ashland, Virginia on June 1, 1864 and held at Libby Prison until exchanged in September of 1864. Upon his release he was promoted to Lt. Col. and to full Colonel November 14, 1864. He was mustered out July 19, 1865.

After the war White worked as a Tea merchant in New York and Michigan. He died on December 22, 1897 in Detroit, Michigan and was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Canajoharie, New York.     [ad]

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