QUARTER PLATE AMBROTYPE OF HENRY H. JACKSON – GUSS’ CO., PENNSYLVANIA INDEPENDENT LIGHT ARTILLERY (1863 EMERGENCY TROOPS)

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Waist-up ambrotype of a lanky and lean bearded Union soldier. The subject is identified as Henry H. Jackson by a modern handwritten label and Xerox of a 1912 obituary taped inside the case.

Jackson wears an open cavalry or artillery shell jacket with a dark civilian vest, white shirt and spotted bowtie.

Image is very clear with excellent contrast. Image surface is mostly clean but does have a small area above Jackson’s left shoulder that looks to have been rubbed or scratched.

As stated above there is a modern label and Xerox of Jackson’s February 5, 1912 obituary taped to the bumper pad of the image. The back section of the obit that is taped to the pad says that “During the Civil War he enlisted in Company A, Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers.” A search of the records did not reveal a Henry H. Jackson in any of Pennsylvania’s 6th Regiments.

Jackson, born in 1831 in Chester County, PA, did, however register for the draft in June 1863, with his occupation listed as farmer. On 7/1/63 he enlisted as a Private was mustered into Capt. George R. Guss’ Pennsylvania Independent Artillery as part of the Emergency Troops raised due to the Gettysburg Campaign. He mustered out on 8/24/63.  Jackson died in 1912 of influenza, and is buried in Unionville Cemetery in Chester County, PA.

Image comes with a full frame and mat in a full case with a repaired hinge.  [ad/ld]

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