SIGNED CDV OF 115TH NEW YORK CORPORAL

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Item Code: 1094-155

Image shows James A. Hoyt in a dark frock coat and matching trousers. He is posed with one hand tucked in his coat and corporal stripes are visible on each sleeve.

Clarity and contrast is good. Mount and paper have light to moderate surface dirt, mostly along the edges.

Reverse is blank but does have a strong period ink inscription “JAMES A. HOYT.”

James A. Hoyt enlisted as a corporal in Company I, 115th New York Infantry on August 6, 1862. He was captured with his regiment at Harper’s Ferry on September 15, 1862 and paroled the next day. Records show that he was discharged for disability but no date is given.

115th New York was organized in August of 1862. During its service the regiment jumped around a lot serving in the Middle Department with the 8th Corps, the Department of Virginia with the 7th Corps, the Department of the South and the Army of the James in the 10th Corps, the 18th and again the 10th Corps and 24th Corps of the Army of the James, in Terry’s Provisional Corps of the Department of North Carolina and finished with that Department’s 10th Corps.

The regiment saw action at Harper’s Ferry, Fredericksburg, Olustee, Chester’s Station, Drewry’s Bluff, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Deep Bottom, Chaffin’s Farm and Fort Fisher. During it’s service the regiment lost 7 officers and 316 men killed and died of wounds and disease.  [ad]

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