POST-WAR CABINET CARD PHOTO OF 2ND NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIVATE WOUNDED AT WILLIAMSBURG – ADONIRAM JUDSON SAWYER

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Image shows Adoniram Judson Sawyer of Company H. He wears a dark civilian suit with white shirt and dark tie. Bottom of the mount has a printed caption with his rank, name and Company.

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

Reverse has a period ink inscription on a paper label reads “A JUDSON SAWYER, CORP. NEWTON, N. H. CO. H 2D REGT. N. H. VOLS. REC(EIVED) JAN 4TH”

Adoniram J. Sawyer, aka A. Judson Sawyer, was born in Hopkinton, New Hampshire on February 16, 1841. He enlisted as a private in Company H, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry on May 22, 1861. He was wounded on May 5, 1862 during the battle of Williamsburg to an undetermined degree. He was promoted to corporal on January 1, 1864 and sergeant on September 6, 1864 and was mustered out at Washington, D. C. on June 15, 1865.

After the war he lived in Newton, New Hampshire and for a time in Massachusetts. He was an active member of the Colonel C. R. Mudge Post #114 of the GAR in Merrimac, Massachusetts and served a term as Post Commander. A. Judson Sawyer died in Newton, New Hampshire on June 26, 1917 and is buried there in Highland Cemetery.

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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