INK ID FULL STANDING CDV OF 13TH MASSACHUSETTS ARTILLERY BUGLER, CAESAR DUBOIS

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Vignette image of Artemus Chapel in civilian clothes and signed in bold period ink at bottom “TRULY YOUR FRIEND. A. CHAPEL”

Image has good clarity and contrast. Paper and mount are in nice shape but for a small ink smudge on top left corner.

Reverse has a photographer’s imprint for R. W. ADDIS…WASHINGTON, D.C. There are numerous notations on the reverse. At bottom is period ink that reads “A. CHAPEL SURGEON U.S.V.” Below in period pencil is “MED. DIRECTOR 1st DIV. 12th CORPS.” Top has ink notation “ALBUM 10 No 3” along with some collector information in pencil.

Artemus Chapel was born in New York on April 1, 1824. He graduated from Columbia College in New York in 1847 and from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1851. He moved from Schenectady, New York where he married Cornelia Maria White to Illinois. He then moved from Illinois to Omaha, Nebraska.

Dr. Chapel volunteered and as was accepted in the army as a Surgeon, May 1, 1862. During the war, he served with the 1ST Division, 12TH Corps of the Army of the Potomac and in the General Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He served as a field surgeon at Antietam, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg and was appointed brevet Lt. Colonel before he left the service, 3/3/1865.

Dr. Chapel died in Chicago, Illinois of Bright's disease on November 18, 1868, at the age of 44. He is buried in Woodland Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois.  [ad]

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