POST-WAR CABINET CARD PHOTO OF 2ND NEW HAMPSHIRE CAPTAIN ALBERT J. HANSON – WOUNDED AT GETTYSBURG ON JULY 2, 1863

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Image shows Albert J. Hanson of Company H. He wears a dark civilian suit with white shirt and a dark bow tie. Bottom of the mount has a printed caption that reads “CAPT. A. J. HANSON, Co. H”.

Image has excellent clarity and contrast. Paper and mount are very good with minor wear along the bottom edge.

Reverse has photographer’s mark for D.P. THOMPSON, KANSAS CITY, MO... Period pencil inscription on reverse, “Capt A. J. Hanson”.

Born in Lee, NH, Albert J. Hanson was a 22 year old resident of Somersworth, NH when he enlisted on 5/27/61 as a private. On 6/5/21 he mustered into Co. H, 2nd NH Infantry. Promoted to Corporal 8/1/61; Sergt. 9/1/62.  Wounded in the second day’s battle at Gettysburg on 7/2/63. Promoted to 1st Sergt. 12/19/63. Re-enlisted on 1/1/64.  Promoted to 1st Lieut. on 6/24/64, and finally to Captain on 11/3/64. Mustered out on 12/19/65 at City Point, VA. Hanson died on 9/8/1892 in Kansas City, MO and is buried there in Elmwood Cemetery.

The 2nd was a hard fought regiment seeing action at 1st Bull Run, Williamsburg, Oak Grove, Gaines’ Mill, White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill, 2nd Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg where the 2nd bore the brunt of the assault on the Peach Orchard. After Gettysburg the 2nd garrisoned Point Lookout for a time before returning to the army to fight at Drewry’s Bluff, Cold Harbor and Petersburg.  [ld]

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