POST-WAR CABINET CARD PHOTO OF 2ND NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIVATE – WILLIAM STEVENSON

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Item Code: P13746

Image shows William Stevenson of Company B. He wears a dark civilian suit with white shirt and dark bowtie. Bottom of the mount has a printed caption with his name and Company.

Image has very good clarity and contrast. Mount has some light to moderate edge wear. Paper also shows moderate edge dirt.

Reverse has no photographer’s imprint. Bottom and side are inscribed with “WILLIAM STEVENSON CO.B” in period ink and faint pencil.

William Stevenson was born in Fremont, New Hampshire. He enlisted as a private in Company B, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry on August 6, 1862 and was discharged at Manchester, Virginia on June 9, 1865.

After the war he lived in Concord, New Hampshire where he died on January 29, 1889. He is buried there in Blossom Hill 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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