SEATED VIEW OF 5TH NEW YORK HEAVY ARTILLERY SOLDIER WHO LOST AN ARM AT HALLTOWN, VIRGINIA

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Image is a three-quarter seated view of Robins wearing a dark frock coat with shoulder scales, light trousers and a waist belt with Pattern 1839 oval US plate. On his lap he displays his “Hardee” hat with crossed cannons at center of the face of the crown with the regimental number “5” above and the Company letter “H” below.

Contrast and clarity are passable. Image looks a bit grainy. Paper and mount are good. Bottom front of the mount is marked “A. COBDEN… TROY, N.Y.”

Reverse has an old ink inscription of “WILLIAM BRADLEY ROBINS MAR. 25, 1836 TO JAN 29, 1912. VETERAN OF THE CIVIL WAR. VOL. CO. H 5TH HEAVY ARTILLERY. SHOT IN SHOULDER RIGHT ARM AMPUTATED AT S JOINT AUG 1863.” (Year should read 1864.)

William B. Robins was 26 years old when he enlisted as a private in Company H, 5th New York Heavy Artillery at New York City on March 3, 1862. He was wounded at Halltown, VA. on August 26, 1864 during Phil Sheridan’s Valley Campaign. It was amputated a few days later. On March 15, 1865 Robins was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps until muster out at war’s end. He died on January 29, 1912 and is buried in Sand Lake Union Cemetery in Sand Lake, New York.     [ad][ph:L]

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