CDV OF DOUBLE AMPUTEE WILLIAM SERGENT, 53RD PA INFANTRY

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Full standing studio view of Sergent in uniform and wearing a hat. Jacket has tailored short sleeves; not pinned up. Clear image with very good contrast. A crease across the middle of image and light water stains. Photograph by Bundy & Williams, New Haven, CT.

William Sergent (1844 – 1871), Company E, 53rd Pennsylvania Infantry. One of the many amputees to be photographed during and after the war. Sergent enlisted as a Private on September 7, 1861. He was a 23-year-old teamster at the time. He was wounded at Fair Oaks, Virginia on June 1, 1862. William Sergent suffered gunshot wounds to both arms and they were eventually amputated. He was discharged in New Haven, CT on September 7, 1864 at the end of his three-year enlistment. He was granted a $25 a month pension in 1869.  [jet] [ph:L]

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