NICE HUSBAND AND WIFE VIEW OF OFFICER IN 50TH NEW YORK ENGINEERS, ARTHUR M. JACKSON

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Image shows an officer seated with his wife standing next to him resting her right hand on his shoulder. The officer is tentatively identified on the reverse in modern pencil as “CAPTAIN JACKSON + WIFE…”

Jackson wears a dark frock coat with black felt collar and matching dark trousers. He has a handkerchief peeking out of his coat at about chest high and on his right chest is a 6th Corps badge suspended from a bar and ribbon. His wife wears a light colored bodice with black buttons and trim and a matching dress.

Image has good clarity and contrast. Mount and paper are good. Upper corners of mount are clipped.

Reverse has photographer’s imprint for A. S. AVERY…MORRIS, N.Y.  Reverse also has a chipped 2 cent stamp dating the image between 1864-1866.

Arthur M. Jackson was 23 years old when he enlisted as a Private in Company C 50th New York Engineers at Rome on August 28, 1862. He was promoted sergeant on October 21, 1862 and received a commission to 1st Lieutenant on September 22, 1864 and to Captain of Company H on March 10, 1865.

The 50th New York Engineers served with the Army of the Potomac from March of 1862 to June of 1865 serving with them in all their campaigns. The regiment suffered losses at Fredericksburg, Rappahannock Station, Franklin’s Station, Cold Harbor and Petersburg.

Nothing is known of his post war life other than that he died in 1908 and is buried in Rome Cemetery in Rome, New York.  [ad]

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