BUST VIEW CDV OF LT. ALBERT BOOZ, 88TH PA INFANTRY

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Image shows bust view of Booz in officer’s uniform. Image is clear with good contrast, if a little light. Reverse has photographer’s imprint, C.H. Spieler’s of Philadelphia, along with a revenue stamp and modern collector’s notes in pencil.

Albert Booz was a case maker from Philadelphia. He enlisted on April 24, 1861 as a Corporal in company "K" 18th PA Infantry. At the end of his three-month enlistment with the 18th, he enlisted in Company “E” of the 88th PA Infantry on October 15. He was promoted to Sergeant at some point and 2/Lt. on May 27, 1863. Booz was discharged for disability on June 20, 1863. He died on January 23, 1909 and is buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, PA.

The 88th Pennsylvania was organized in September of 1861. They served in the Army of the Potomac from October, 1861 to March, 1862 when they were shifted to the defenses of Washington and the Department of the Rappahannock. In June of 1862 they joined the 3rd Corps in the Army of the Potomac and in September of that same year they were shifted to the 1st Corps where they remained until consolidation with the 5th Corps in early 1864.

The 88th saw action in 42 engagements including 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor, Siege of Petersburg and Five Forks. The regiment suffered 181 deaths and many others wounded.  [jet]

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