THREE-QUARTER SEATED VIEW OF 10TH INDIANA SOLDIER DAVID B. EARHEART

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CDV is of David B. Earheart of Company E, 10th Indiana Infantry. He wears a dark civilian coat with black felt collar, light trousers, light striped vest, white shirt and bowtie. Earheart has the drawn and weary look on his face that one sees on many soldiers.

Image has excellent clarity and contrast. Paper and mount are good.

Reverse has no photographer’s imprint. Across the top of the reverse in modern pencil is “DAVID B. EARHEART”

David B. Earheart (also spelled Earhart) was born in 1840. He was residing in Tippecanoe County when he enlisted as a private in Company E, 10th Indiana Infantry on April 23, 1861 and was mustered out on August 6, 1861. While with the 10th Earheart saw action at Rich Mountain on July 11, 1861.

Veteran pension card’s also show that Earheart served for 100 days as sergeant major of the 135th Indiana Infantry. From May to September of 1864 the regiment guarded railroads in Tennessee. Next, Earheart served as 1st lieutenant in Company B, 150th Indiana from February to August of 1865.

After the war Earheart was in the railroad business working as a passenger conductor for the Wabash Railroad before going on to spend over 20 years working for the Big Four. He was also a member of the Masonic Order.

David B. Earheart died on December 16, 1901 and is buried in Greenbush Cemetery, Lafayette, Indiana.  [AD] [PH:L]

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