POST-WAR CABINET CARD PHOTO OF 2ND NEW HAMPSHIRE SOLDIER WOUNDED AT GETTYSBURG – ALONZO M. HANNAFORD

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Image shows Alonzo M. Hannaford of Company G. He wears a dark civilian suit with white shirt with a dark tie. In his top vest buttonhole, he wears a GAR lapel button. Bottom of the mount has a printed caption with his rank, name and Company.

Image has very good clarity and contrast. Mount and paper are clean.

Reverse has photographer’s imprint for S. A. RICE…ROODHOUSE, ILLS. Inscribed in period ink is “ALONZO M. HANNAFORD ROODHOUSE ILL. SERGT CO. G, 2ND REGT. N. H. VOLS. ENTERED IN PETERBORO, N. H.”

Alonzo Minor Hannaford was born July1, 1842 in Lowell, Massachusetts. He was a 20 year old living in Peterborough, New Hampshire when he enlisted as a private in Company G, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry. He was wounded severely during the fighting at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863 and was promoted to sergeant the following September 1. Hannaford was mustered out on June 21, 1864.

After the war Hannaford lived in Roodhouse, Illinois with his wife and twelve children. He died in Roodhouse on May 26, 1912 and is buried there in Fernwood Cemetery. The free website findagrave.com has a nice wartime image of Hannaford.

The 2nd New Hampshire 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:M]

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