GREAT IMAGE WITH INK ID OF THE COLONEL OF THE 73RD INDIANA KILLED AT ROME, GEORGIA, GILBERT HATHAWAY

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CDV is a three-quarter standing view of Colonel Gilbert Hathaway. He is posed standing by a table that holds his light colored greatcoat. Hathaway wears a dark double-breasted frock coat with matching dark trousers. Frock coat has colonel’s shoulder straps and at his waist is a sash but no belt. In his right hand Colonel Hathaway holds his forage cap.

Image has excellent clarity and contrast. Paper and mount are good with only light scattered surface dirt.

Reverse has photographer’s imprint for WM. M. SCOTT…LAPORTE, INDIANA. At top is a period ink inscription that reads “COL. HATHAWAY OF THE 73RD IND. VOL.” There is also some collector information in pencil.

Gilbert Hathaway was born in Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York on January 8, 1813. He attended Kenyon College in Ohio and practiced law in La Porte, Indiana.

On August 21, 1862 Hathaway was commissioned Colonel of the 73rd Indiana Infantry.

The 73rd was engaged in 19 skirmishes and engagements including Perryville and Stone’s River. Colonel Hathaway was killed at Rome, Georgia on May 5, 1863 in an action against Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s cavalry during Streight’s Raid.

Colonel Hathaway’s body was returned to La Porte, Indiana where he was buried in Pine Lake Cemetery.  [ad]

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