POST-WAR CABINET CARD PHOTO OF 2ND NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIVATE WHO LATER SERVED IN THE US NAVY– HENRY C. NORTON

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Image shows Henry (also listed as HARRY) C. Norton 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 very good clarity and contrast. Mount has some minor edge wear. Paper is good.

Reverse has no photographer’s mark. Reverse has a repetitive inscription done in red and black ink that reads “HENRY C. NORTON CO. K 2ND REGT N. H. VOL. ENLISTED MAY 21ST 1861 REC(EIVED). FEB 5TH 1891” and “HENRY C. NORTON CO. K 2ND REG N.H.V. ENLISTED MAY 21ST 1861.”

Henry C. Norton was born in Candia, New Hampshire in 1843. He enlisted as a private in Company K, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry on May 21, 1861. He was discharged for disability on September 15, 1862 at Concord, New Hampshire.

On May 3, 1864 he enlisted as a Landsman in the US Navy and served aboard the USS OHIO and the USS SABINE. He was discharged on May 5, 1865.

Nothing is known of his post-war life.

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] [ph:L]

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