FULL STANDING VIEW OF 25TH MASSACHUSETTS OFFICER – LT. SAMUEL HARRINGTON

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CDV is of Lieutenant Samuel Harrington posed by a high topped table on which he rests his forage cap and one hand. He wears a dark frockcoat with lieutenant’s shoulder straps and matching dark trousers. Visible on the front of Harrington’s forage cap is an infantry hunting horn insignia with regimental number.

Image has good clarity and contrast. Mount has light edge wear and surface dirt.

Reverse is blank but does have a modern pencil ID which is confirmed by an identified image in the MOLLUS collection.

Samuel Harrington was born on May 28, 1836. He was a 25 year old student living in Paxton when he was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in Company K, 25th Massachusetts Infantry on October 28, 1861. He was commissioned captain of Company B on November 5, 1862 and lieutenant colonel on January 10, 1865 but was never mustered at that rank. He was mustered out on July 13, 1865.

After the war, Harrington graduated from Amherst College and started a career as a teacher eventually earning a position as Head-Master of the Elliott School in Boston. He was an active member of the Edward W. Kinsely Post #113 of the GAR. As part of that Post, Harrington held the offices of Post Senior Vice-Commander for 1893, Post Junior Vice-Commander for 1892 and Post Commander.

Samuel Harrington died in Boston on October 5, 1895 and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

The 25th Massachusetts served most of its time in the 18th Corps. They were engaged at Roanoke Island, New Berne, Whitehall, Goldsboro, Arrowfield Church, Drewry’s Bluff, Cold Harbor and Petersburg.   [ad] [ph:L]

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