IDENTIFIED 1/6 PLATE TINTYPE OF UNION SOLDIER – JOSEPH COURTIS, 1ST MASSACHUSETTS HEAVY ARTILLERY

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This photograph was part of a collection of images of men from Company G, 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. The regiment was originally raised as the 14th Massachusetts Infantry on July 5, 1861. In January of 1862 the regiment was reorganized as heavy artillery and assigned to the defenses of Washington DC. In 1863 various companies were moved to different temporary assignments while most of the regiment remained in the Washington forts. In May of 1864 the whole regiment was assigned as infantry to the 2nd Corps in the Army of the Potomac for Grant’s Overland Campaign. Their first taste of heavy fighting was during the final phase of the Battle of Spotsylvania.

This image is a 1/6 plate tintype of Joseph Courtis (Curtis). He enlisted on July 5, 1861 and was mustered out of service on July 8, 1864. In the image Courtis is seated. He wears his frock coat and accoutrement belt with percussion cap pouch visible in front. The buttons and buckle are gilted. The image is slightly dark.  An ornate copper mat surrounds the image. A period paper identification is found on the back with his name in pen & ink (spelled Courtis on paper; spelled Curtis in CW database).   The image is enclosed in a lucite cdv holder and comes with an engraved brass label from a previous collector’s display.   [jet]

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