IDENTIFIED CABINET CARD PHOTO OF A 3RD PENNSYLVANIA HEAVY ARTILLERY VETERAN

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Image shows Benjamin Wessel in a dark suit jacket with GAR buttons and a GAR lapel button with a GAR membership badge for a Jr. Vice Commander. Wessell was a member of the Samuel Zook Post #11 of Norristown, Pennsylvania.

Image is clear and clean with a photographer’s imprint at bottom for “COCHRAN & WILSON 234 WEST MAIN ST. NORRISTOWN, PA.”

Reverse has identification in modern pencil.

Benjamin W. Wessell was born on September 7, 1828 in Norristown, Pa. He enlisted as a Private in Company B, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery on February 28, 1862. He was promoted Corporal on June 9, 1865 and was mustered out on July 11, 1865.

During its service the 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery in the Middle Department and then the Army of the James. They took part in 18 skirmishes losing 1 officer and 233 enlisted men killed wounded or died of disease.

Benjamin Wessell died March 15, 1913 after falling down a flight of stairs and injuring his head.  [ad]

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