CDV OF CONFEDERATE OFFICER IN CHARGE OF THE PRODUCTION OF AMBULANCES IN RICHMOND –WINCHESTER PHOTOGRAPHER

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Image is a bust view of Captain Richard C. M. Macmurdo sporting a goatee and wearing a dark frockcoat with light piping around the collar.

Contrast and clarity are excellent. Paper and mount are also very good though top corners have been clipped.

Reverse has a photographer’s imprint for MILLER & McMURRAY… WINCHESTER, VA.

Image is from the collection of the late William A. Turner.

Richard Channing Moore Macmurdo was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1834 and was employed as a bank clerk.

He enlisted as a private in Company F, 21st Virginia at Game Point on May 18, 1861 but fell ill the following September. Upon his recovery he returned to his regiment and was promoted to sergeant.

On March 29, 1862 he was transferred to the Letcher Light Artillery and received a commission to 2nd lieutenant on August 15, 1862. He served with the battery at Malvern Hill, Harper’s Ferry, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville where he was wounded in the left hand.

Macmurdo was promoted to captain in the Ordnance Corps on July 1, 1863. Once in Richmond, he was assigned to the C. S. Ambulance shops there. In May of 1864, in addition to his work in the ambulance shops, he was assigned to the staff of General George Washington Custis Lee in the defenses of Richmond.

With the fall of Richmond, Macmurdo took the oath of allegiance and returned to his home. Sometime after the war, he relocated to Arlington, New Jersey where he died in September of 1914. He is buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.  [ad] [ph:L]

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