POST-WAR CABINET CARD PHOTO OF 2ND NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIVATE JOHN L. WOODS

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Image shows John L. Woods of Company B. He wears a dark civilian suit with white shirt with a dark tie with light horizontal stripes. Bottom of the mount has a printed caption with his name and Company.

Image has very good clarity though it is a bit grainy. Mount has very light edge dirt. Paper is good.

Reverse has photographer’s imprint for A. C. TUSTIN…NASHUA, N. H. Inscribed in period ink is “JOHN L. WOODS CO B 2ND N H VOLS HOLLIS N.H.” and at bottom in period pencil is “JOHN L. WOODS. HOLLIS CO. B 2 REGT N.H.V.”

John Loring Woods was born in Pepperell, Massachusetts on April 28, 1839. He enlisted as a private in Company B, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry on August 18, 1862 and was discharged for disability on June 23, 1863.

After the war Woods lived in Hollis, New Hampshire where he ran a knitting business employing 36 people and later was a dairy farmer. He died in Hollis on October 5, 1922 and is buried there in North Cemetery.

The 2nd New Hampshire 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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