POST-WAR CABINET CARD PHOTO OF 2ND NEW HAMPSHIRE CORPORAL WOUNDED AT GETTYSBURG – CHARLES O. ROBERTS

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Image shows Charles O. Roberts of Company H. He wears a dark civilian suit with white shirt and dark bowtie. Bottom of the mount has a printed caption with his name, rank and Company.

Image has very good clarity and contrast. Mount has some minor edge wear. Paper is good.

Reverse has no photographer’s mark. Period ink inscription at bottom reads “CHARLES O. ROBERTS CO. H 2ND REG N.H. VOL LYNDE ST, MALDEN, MASS.”

Charles O. Roberts was born in 1843. He enlisted as a private in Company H, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry on August 8, 1862. During the fighting in the Peach Orchard at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863 he was wounded severely. After returning to the regiment he was promoted to corporal on January 1, 1864 and was mustered out at Concord, New Hampshire on June 13, 1865.

After the war he took up residence in Malden, Massachusetts where he was an active member of the General H. G. Berry Post #40 of the GAR and later in the Colonel C. R. Mudge Post #114 in Merrimac, Massachusetts. He served for a time as Commander of Post #114.

Roberts died in Malden, Massachusetts on September 30, 1916 and is buried in Forest Glade Cemetery in Somersworth, 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] [ph:L]

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