POST-WAR CABINET CARD PHOTO OF 2ND NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIVATE - DIED OF WOUNDS; GEORGE D. FELT

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Image is an 1890’s copy of a war-time photo. It shows George D. Felt of Company G. in a dark civilian suit with white shirt and large bowtie. Just visible along the left side of the image is a cockade that Felt is wearing on his coat. Bottom of the mount has a printed caption with his name and Company.

Image has excellent clarity and contrast. Mount has light surface dirt around the edges. Paper has a small spot of dirt just above the subject’s right eye otherwise it is clean.

Reverse has no photographer’s mark. Period ink inscription reads “GEO. D. FELT, CO. G, DIED AT FAIRFAX, VA. NOV. 6, 1862.”

George Daniel Felt was born in New Ipswich, New Hampshire on May 15, 1835. He enlisted in Company G, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry as a Private on May 15, 1861.

During the fighting at 2nd Bull Run Felt was shot in the thigh and was brought to the Fairfax Seminary Hospital where he died on November 6, 1862. He is buried in East Cemetery in Temple, New Hampshire.

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.  [ad]

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