POST-WAR COPY OF A WARTIME IMAGE - 104TH ILLINOIS SOLDIER WOUNDED AT MISSIONARY RIDGE

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Image is a late 19th or early 20th Century copy of a wartime image. Photo shows a soldier seated with his musket being held vertically next to him. The subject wears a forage cap, dark shell jacket open to reveal a light military vest. He also wears light trousers and around his waist is a belt with oval US plate.

Image is mounted on a 4 x 5 inch card. Photo size is 2.25 x 3.50 inches. Contrast is light. Spot of foxing above the subjects right eye.

A duplicate copy of this photo with the ID on the back is shown in our photos. Subject is ID as Anson S. Smith of Company D, 104th Illinois Infantry.

Smith was born in Derby, Connecticut but was residing in Brookfield, Illinois when he enlisted on August 27, 1862. He is described as being 5’ 6 ½” tall with a fair complexion, light hair and blue eyes. By profession he was a farmer.

Smith was wounded severely on November 25, 1863 at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee and his left leg was amputated. He was discharged for disability at Chicago, Illinois on May 6, 1864.

Records show that sometime after the war Smith moved to Connecticut. He died there in the city of Shelton on August 9, 1917 at the age of 81. He is buried in Lawn Cemetery, Huntington, Connecticut.

Item comes from a Connecticut collection.  [ad]

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