POST-WAR CABINET CARD PHOTO OF 2ND NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIVATE – HENRY F. ROYS

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Image shows Henry F. Roys of Company H. He wears a dark civilian coat with a flowing black beard. 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. Period blue ink inscription at top reads “HENRY F. ROYS CO. H 2ND N.H. VOLS” then in red ink is “MUSTERED OUT JUNE 21, 64, ENLISTED JUNE 5, 1861 RESIDENCE FITCHBURG, MASS.”

Henry F. Roys was born in Claremont, New Hampshire on 1837. He enlisted as a private in Company H, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry on May 21, 1861. He was mustered out on June 21, 1864.

After the war he lived in Fitchburg, Massachusetts where he was an active member of the Edwin V. Sumner Post #19 of the GAR. He died of Bright’s disease in Fitchburg on August 19, 1903 and was buried there in Forest Hill Cemetery with all the rites due to a member of the GAR.

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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