POST-WAR CABINET CARD PHOTO OF 2ND NEW HAMPSHIRE CORPORAL WOUNDED AT 2ND BULL RUN – ELMER J. STARKEY

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Image shows Elmer J. Starkey of Company G. He wears a dark civilian suit with light vest, white shirt and narrow 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 but there is some light staining just to the right of the subject’s head.

Reverse has no photographer’s imprint. Top has a period ink inscription in red ink that reads “ELMER J. STARKEY CO. G 2ND REGT N.H.VOL.”

Elmer Jonathan Starkey was born in Marlborough, New Hampshire on July 9, 1839. He enlisted as a corporal in Company G, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry on May 20, 1861. He was wounded on August 29, 1862 during the battle of 2nd Bull Run to an undetermined degree. He was discharged due to wounds at Philadelphia on January 24, 1863.

After the war he lived in Harrisville, New Hampshire where he died on February 15, 1904 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Chesham, 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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