WONDERFUL INK SIGNED CDV OF 107TH NEW YORK CAPTAIN JOHN F. KNOX, WHO DIED OF WOUNDS WITH COMPANION IMAGE OF HIS WIFE

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Item Code: 1054-730

Exceptionally clean bust view of Captain John F. Fox. He wears a dark frock coat with captain’s shoulder straps. Under the image is a very nice strong period ink ID of “CAPT. JOHN F. KNOX, 107th N.Y.V.” complete with perfect flourish.

Image is bright with excellent clarity and contrast.  Paper and mount are excellent.

Reverse has photographer’s imprint for J. D. VICKERY…BATH, N.Y.

With the image of the captain is a bust view of his wife Mary. She wears a light colored dress with dark buttons and a white lace collar.

Image is clear with good contrast.

Reverse has imprint for J. D. VICKERY…BATH, N. Y.

John Forrest Knox was born October 26, 1836 at Campbell, New York. He was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in Company F, 107th New York Infantry on August 12, 1862. He was promoted 1st lieutenant the following November 1 and captain on March 23, 1863.

The 107th New York was assigned to the 12th Corps of the Army of the Potomac. They saw service at Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Resaca.

At New Hope Church the 107th was ordered forward under a heavy fire. Captain Knox, with drawn sword, was urging his men forward when he suffered a severe wound in the leg after being struck by a piece of shell. He was taken to a hospital in Dallas, Georgia where he died five days later on May 29, 1864.

Captain Knox is buried in Hope Cemetery in Campbell, New York.     [ad]

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