PARTIALLY IDENTIFIED OUTDOOR VIEW OF SEVERAL MEMBERS OF COMPANY F, 48TH NEW YORK INFANTRY

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CDV is of three officers, two NCOs and eight privates of Company F, 48th New York Infantry. The group stands in a line under a palmetto tree with the officers at left. Next to the officers is a sergeant, then seven armed privates flanked by two armed corporals. One soldier standing at middle is on crutches.

The three officers are identified as Captain Lockwood, Lieutenant Wallace, Lieutenant Edwards. Also identified are 1st Sergeant Hutchinson and Sergeant Wyckoff.

Contrast and clarity are good. Mount and paper have light surface dirt.

Reverse has a photographer’s imprint for VENNER…CHARLESTOWN. Period ink inscription reads “WITH COMPLIMENTS OF E. J. HUTCHINSON, CO F. 48TH“ Also, on the reverse in period pencil is “CAPT. LOCKWOOD, LIEUT. WALLACE, (LIEUT.) EDWARDS, HUTCHINSON.”

The presenter of the image is Elbridge J. Hutchinson who enlisted at Bedford, Massachusetts as a 32 year old private on August 5, 1861 in Company A, 48th New York Volunteers. On an undisclosed date he was promoted to 1st sergeant and received a commission as 2nd lieutenant in Company Gon July 31, 1863. He was next made 1st lieutenant in Company A on April 6, 1864 and finally was made captain of Company I on August 16, 1864. He was discharged for disability on May 26, 1865.

Captain William L. Lockwood was 24 years old when he was commissioned as a 1st lieutenant in Company H on June 24, 1861. He was promoted to captain on June 18, 1862 and was wounded in the famous assault on Fort Wagner on July 18, 1863. He was discharged on May 28, 1864.

Lieutenant Samuel K. Wallace was a 26 year old from Brooklyn who was commissioned in Company F on August 5, 1861. He was discharged at Fort Pulaski, Georgia on December 29, 1862.

Lieutenant Robert S. Edwards was commissioned 2nd lieutenant of Company F at Brooklyn, New York on August 1, 1861. At the time he was 24 years old. He was promoted to 1st lieutenant of Company C on April 29, 1862 and was killed in action at Fort Wagner on July 18, 1863.

Private Charles B. Wyckoff was 19 years old when he enlisted at New York City in Company C. He was promoted to sergeant (date not given) and then sergeant major on February 28, 1863. Wyckoff received a commission to 2nd lieutenant in Company A on July 10, 1863 and was discharged March 7, 1864.

The 48th New York served most of its time in the 10th Corps in the Department of the South and Army of the James. They also spent time in the 18th and 24th Corps. The regiment suffered heavy casualties at Fort Wagner in the July 18, 1863 assault, Olustee, Chester Hill, Drewry’s Bluff, Cold Harbor and Strawberry Plains.    [ad][ph:L]

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