POST-WAR CABINET CARD PHOTO OF 2ND NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIVATE WOUNDED AT 2ND BULL RUN – JOHN H. NICHOLS

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Image shows John H. Nichols of Company B. 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 but the contrast is light. Mount has some minor edge wear. Paper is good.

Reverse has a photographer’s mark for MARION…LOWELL, MASS. Period ink inscription at top reads “JOHN H. NICHOLS CO. B 2nd N H VOLS.”

John H. Nichols was born in Wilmington, Massachusetts on April 7, 1828. He enlisted as a private in Company B, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry at Concord, New Hampshire on August 7, 1862. He was wounded at 2nd Bull Run three weeks later on August 29, 1862. He was discharged on June 3, 1865 at Richmond, Virginia.

After the war he lived in Lowell, Massachusetts where he was a member of two different GAR Posts, The B. F. Butler Post #42 and the Ladd & Whitney Post #185. He died in Lowell on December 9, 1898.

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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