POST-WAR CABINET CARD PHOTO SOLDIER WHO SERVED IN TWO NEW HAMPSHIRE REGIMENTS, JOHN A. EMERSON

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Image shows John A. Emerson of Company K. He wears a dark civilian suit with white shirt and dark tie. Bottom of the mount has a printed caption with his name and Company.

Image has good clarity and contrast. Mount and paper are in good condition with only light surface dirt along the edges.

Reverse has no photographer’s mark. Period pencil inscription reads “J. A. EMMERSON CO. K 2nd N.H. VOLS, DEERFIELD, N.H.”

John A. Emerson was born in Deerfield. He enlisted as a Private in Company K, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry on September 9, 1861. He was captured at Williamsburg, Virginia on May 5, 1862, was paroled and discharged May 22, 1862.

Emerson enlisted for a second time on August 14, 1862 as a Private in Company D, 9th New Hampshire Infantry. His date of final discharge is not known.

After the war he returned to Deerfield where he died on September 2, 1906.

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.

The 9th New Hampshire served with the 9th Corps and was engaged at South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Jackson, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Bethesda Church, Cold Harbor and Petersburg.  [ad]

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