WORN CDV OF 1st VERMONT, 2ND VERMONT LIGHT ARTILLERY, 73RD & 96TH US COLORED TROOPS HOSPITAL STEWARD WITH NICE PERIOD INK INSCRIPTION

$75.00 SOLD

Quantity Available: None

Item Code: 160-556

Bust view image of William H. Flint in a dark jacket and white shirt. Paper image is centered within a printed frame on the CDV mount.

Contrast is very light. Clarity looks to be okay. Mount and paper have the usual light surface dirt.

Reverse has a New Orleans photographer’s imprint but it is obscured by an orange 2 cent tax stamp. Top of reverse has a strong period ink ID “TRULY YOURS WM. H. FLINT, HOSPITAL STEWARD, 96 USCT.”

William H. Flint was born in Brandon, Vermont on December 23, 1842. He enlisted as a private in Co. G, 1st Vermont Regiment, on May 2, 1861. After seeing action at Big Bethel, he was mustered out of service on August 15, 1861.

Flint signed up once again, on October 22, 1861, as a corporal in the 2nd Vermont Light Artillery seeing service at Port Hudson. He was made sergeant on April 13, 1862. He re-enlisted on February 20, 1864 but was reduced in rank to corporal. He was discharged on July 11, 1864.

He next enlisted at New Orleans to serve as Hospital Steward in the 73rd US Colored Troops being appointed July 12, 1864. Flint remained with the 73rd until September 1865 when the regiment was consolidated and became the 96th US Colored Troops. No date of discharge is given.

After the war he returned to Brandon, Vermont where he was an active member of the C. J. Ormsbee Post of the GAR holding many local and state offices within that organization.

He died of capillary bronchitis and chronic myocarditis on December 20, 1916, at Brandon, Vt., and was buried there at Pine Hill Cemetery on December 23, 1916. He left a wife and three daughters.  [ad][ph:L]

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THIS ITEM, AS WITH ALL OTHER ITEMS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE,

MAY BE PURCHASED THROUGH OUR LAYAWAY PROGRAM.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR POLICIES AND TERMS.

THANK YOU!

Inquire About WORN CDV OF 1st VERMONT, 2ND VERMONT LIGHT ARTILLERY, 73RD & 96TH US COLORED TROOPS HOSPITAL STEWARD WITH NICE PERIOD INK INSCRIPTION

For inquiries, please email us at [email protected]

featured item

FANTASTIC GETTYSBURG ALS DATED JULY 9, 1863 – HIRAM C. ALLEMAN, MILITARY GOVERNOR OF GETTYSBURG – RESPONSIBLE FOR COLLECTION OF THE DEAD AND WOUNDED, AND DISCARDED MILITARY EQUIPMENT

2pp, in ink, dated Gettysburg, July 9, 1863.  Excellent condition, no tears or stains.  All clearly legible. Written by Hiram Clay Alleman (1831-1906), newly appointed Military Governor of Gettysburg, to Major John S. Schultz, AAG Dept. of the… (2023-1727). Learn More »

Upcoming Events

24
Jun

June 29-30: 51st Annual Gettysburg Civil War Relic Show Learn More »

Instagram