BUST VIEW OF 22ND NEW YORK SURGEON

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Straight-on bust view of Austin W. Holden in a dark frock coat and vest. He wears shoulder straps with “MS” at center. On one of the straps, you can just make out the edge of the letter “M.”

Contrast and clarity are excellent. Paper and mount have light surface dirt.

Reverse has a photographer’s imprint for HATHAWAY… GLEN’S FALLS, N.Y. There is an incorrect collector ID in pencil of AUGUSTUS W. HOLDEN, the correct first name is Austin. The ID is confirmed by an image found on his findagrave.com entry.

Dr. Austin Wells Holden was born at White Creek, New York on May 16, 1819. He studied law and then medicine and graduated from the Albany Medical College.

In 1852 he moved to Gen Falls where he lived for the remainder of his life.

Holden enlisted on May 8, 1861 and was commissioned captain of Company F, 22nd New York Infantry. He was transferred to the medical staff on August 18, 1862 and made assistant surgeon on September 10, 1862. He was mustered out on June 19, 1863.

While Holden was with the 22nd they saw service at 2nd Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam and Fredericksburg.

In the post-war years, in addition to his medical practice, Dr. Holden collected a large library of books relating to the history of northeastern New York.

Holden died in Glen Falls, New York on July 19, 1891 and is buried there in Bay Street Cemetery.    [ad][ph:L]

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