NICE INK ID CDV OF 106TH NEW YORK CORPORAL WEARING A CAMPAIGN BUTTON

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Image is a seated view of William J. Barbour. He sits with one arm resting on a table looking directly into the camera. He wears a dark kepi, frock coat with corporal’s chevrons and light trousers. Pinned to his left breast is what looks like a campaign button consisting of a tintype of the candidate (Lincoln? McClellan?) mounted within a brass circle. Just visible under his coat is a checkered shirt and watchchain.

Contrast and clarity are excellent. Paper and mount are also very good.

Reverse has a photographer’s imprint for T. E. SEXTON… WILMINGTON, DEL. At bottom is a period ink ID of “WILLIAM BARBOUR, CO. K, 106TH N. Y. VOLS.”

William J. Barbour (spelled Barber in the records) was born in 1844 in Norfolk, New York. He was 19 years old when he enlisted as a private in Company K, 106th New York Infantry at Canton on August 27, 1862. He was promoted to sergeant on an unspecified date. His obituary states that he was wounded in the legs at the Wilderness but the records do not mention the wound. Barber was mustered out on June 2, 1865 at Washington, D.C.

After the war he married and raised three sons and a daughter. He was a traveling representative of the Ogdensburg Music Store and one of the founders of the International Musical Union. He was also a member of the local Masonic Lodge and the GAR.

Barber died in 1903 and is buried in Ogdensburg Cemetery in Ogdensburg, New York.    [ad][ph:L]

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