TINYPE & MEMORIAL CARD FOR PVT. THEODORE P. CHURCHILL, CO. “A”, 32nd MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY

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1/6 plate, with brass mat and protector, featuring a young mustachioed soldier in seated studio pose, wearing frock uniform coat. Attached to a piece of old brown card, 5.5 x, 2.75”, which is attached to a printed cream-colored memorial card, 5.25 x 5.25”.

Dark image exhibits light film of condensation bubbles while remaining clear, with Pvt. Churchill’s features easily discernable. Memorial card text:

“THEODORE PARKER CHURCHILL/ Company A/ 32nd Regt. Mass. Volunteers/ Died at Falmouth Va., December 14th 1862/ Aged 18 years, 7 months, and 11 days.” Inked verse below, in fine hand:

“Hope looks beyond the bounds of time/ When what we now deplore,/ Shall rise in full immortal prime/ and bloom to fade no more.”

Theodore P. Churchill was an 18 year-old stone Mason, residing in Plympton, Mass., who mustered into Co. “A”, 32nd Mass. Inf., 11/26/1861. He died of disease at Falmouth, VA, 12/14/ 1862. His unit, mustered in November 1861, eventually served with Pope’s Army of Virginia, transferring to the Union 5th Corps with which it served from the Battle of Antietam on through Gen. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Pvt. Churchill died at Falmouth while his regiment was engaged at the Battle of Fredericksburg. During service the 32nd Mass. Lost 144 men killed and wounded and 145 by disease for a total of 289.

Poignant memento of a young 18 year old volunteer of the 32nd Mass. Infy. Accompanied by very brief amount of internet research material.  [jp]

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