NICE VIEW OF 16TH & 29TH MASSACHUSETTS SURGEON & POW – GEORGE KING

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CDV of George King seated with one arm resting on a table. He wears a dark frock coat with 1st Lieutenant shoulder straps and matching dark trousers with a thin light colored leg stripe. At his waist is his belt with rectangular Pattern 1851 NCO plate with applied silver wreath. Leaning against his right knee is his Model 1840 Medical Officer’s sword.

Image has excellent clarity and contrast. Paper and mount have the usual light surface dirt from age.

Reverse has photographer’s imprint for HEARD & MOSELEY… BOSTON. Reverse has faint period pencil inscription of “DR. KING” at top and “DR. GEO. KING” along one side.

George King was born in Rochester, Massachusetts on July 5, 1822. He was commissioned assistant surgeon of the 16th Massachusetts on August 14, 1862.

The 16th served with the Army of the Potomac and saw action at Fair Oaks, Oak Grove, Glendale, 2nd Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station and Mine Run.

King was transferred to the 29th Massachusetts as surgeon on March 21, 1864 and served with them at Wilderness, Bethesda Church, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. Dr. King was captured during the fight at Fort Stedman on March 25, 1864 and ws exchanged on April 1, 1865. He was mustered out on May 15, 1865.

After the war he lived in Franklin, Massachusetts and was a member of GAR Post #10.  [ad]

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