FULL STANDING VIEW OF 1ST PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY QUARTERMASTER BY BRADY – RICHARD R. CORSON

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Item Code: P14016

Image is a full standing CDV of Richard R. Corson posed by a marble top table. He wears a dark forage cap, dark frock coat with matching trousers and leather gauntlets on his hands. At his waist is his sword belt with cavalry saber attached. Draped over a chair behind him is what looks like a rubber blanket or poncho.

Image has good clarity and contrast. Paper and mount have light surface dirt. Bottom of mount is marked BRADY…WASHINGTON. This same area bears a nice period ink signature “R. R. CORSON, REGT QM 1ST P. R. CAVALRY.”

Reverse has no photographer’s imprint but there is an inscription in blue pencil “RR CORSON, NORRISTOWN, PENNA.”

Richard Read Corson was born in 1825. He was living in Montgomery County when he enlisted as a sergeant in Company B, 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry on September 6, 1861.He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant and Quartermaster on September 17, 1861, captain on May 12, 1862 and major on June 19, 1865. He was mustered out on October 7, 1865.

The 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry participated in 105 battles and skirmishes to include Cedar Mountain, 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Brandy Station, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. During its service the regiment lost 10 officers and 191 enlisted men killed, died of wounds and disease.

After the war Corson was in the real estate business.

He died in 1903 and is buried in Old Swedes Christ Church Cemetery in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania.  [ad]

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