INK SIGNED BUST VIEW OF 15TH PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY TROOPER

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Item Code: 945-175

Vignette bust image shows John F. MacFarland in a four-button sack coat.

The image is clear with god contrast and has a strong period ink signature “J. F. MACFARLAND” on the front.

Mount corners are clipped and there is some light surface dirt.

Reverse has no photographer’s imprint but does have another period ink inscription in MacFarland’s hand that reads “WILKINSBURG ALLEGHENY COUNTY PENNA.” There is also a blue 2 cent tax stamp from the period and some collector information in pencil.

John F. MacFarland enlisted as a Private in Company G, 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry on August 22, 1862. He was promoted to Corporal on March 16, 1865 and was mustered out at Nashville, Tennessee on June 21, 1865.

The 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry was organized in October of 1862 and was assigned to the Army of the Cumberland. The regiment saw action at Stones River, Mossy Creek and several smaller skirmishes.

During its service the regiment lost 128 officers and men killed, died wounds and disease plus others wounded.  [ad]

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