NICE SEATED VIEW OF THE VICTOR OF GETTYSBURG-MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE G. MEADE

$300.00

Quantity Available: 1

Item Code: 410-498

Shipping: Determined by Method & Location of buyer

To Order:
Call 717-334-0347,
Fax 717-334-5016, or E-mail

Frontal seated pose showing the “CHILDREN OF THE BATTLEFIELD.”

One of the more famous human-interest stories of the battle of Gettysburg is that of Sergeant Amos Humiston of the 154th New York. The Sergeant was found dead in Gettysburg near the corner of York and Stratton streets. When his body was discovered Humiston was holding a picture of his three children in his hand. Nothing was found on the body at the time that would reveal the soldier’s name. A copy of the image was published throughout the country in an effort to identify the soldier and the children. The mother of the three children, Philinda Humiston saw the image in a local newspaper and contacted authorities to identify her husband’s body. The story touched many hearts and charity was founded to raise money for war orphans.

The three children in this CDV are Frank, Frederick and Alice Humiston and are identified along the bottom front edge of the mount. The image has excellent contrast and is very clean

The reverse has a photographer’s back mark for WENDEROTH, TAYLOR & BROWN... PHILADELPHIA. Printed at top of the reverse is the story of the image and that it is being sold to endow The National Homestead at Gettysburg for Orphans of Soldiers and Sailors. Image also bears the printed date of 1865 at bottom.  [ad]

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THIS ITEM, AS WITH ALL OTHER ITEMS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE,

MAY BE PURCHASED THROUGH OUR LAYAWAY PROGRAM.

FOR OUR POLICIES AND TERMS,

CLICK ON ‘CONTACT US’ AT THE TOP OF ANY PAGE ON THE SITE,

THEN ON ‘LAYAWAY POLICY’.

THANK YOU!

Inquire »

Inquire About NICE SEATED VIEW OF THE VICTOR OF GETTYSBURG-MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE G. MEADE

should be empty

featured item

1898 VARINA JEFFERSON DAVIS ALS ON THE DEATH OF HER DAUGHTER

2 pp., in ink on mourning paper, to a committee consisting of Mrs. J. Pinckney Smith, Chairwoman; Mrs. Edgar Farrar; Mrs. S.R. Mallory; Miss Olivia Freret; and Mrs. Cora L. Richardson, Corresponding Secretary.   Excellent overall condition;  fold… (337-231). Learn More »

Upcoming Events

17
Jan
Instagram