FULL SEATED INK IDENTIFIED CDV OF 52ND PENNSYLVANIA SOLDIER

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Image is of Oscar P. Hulbert of Company B, 52nd Pennsylvania Infantry. He wears a dark frock coat with sergeant chevrons open to reveal dark vest and light trousers. On the chest of his frock coat is what looks to be a small letter “B” above the number “52.”

Contrast and clarity are very good. Mount has clipped corners. Mount and paper have minor surface dirt.

Reverse has a photographer’s imprint for H. C. FOSTER… MORRIS ISLAND, S.C. Top has a trimmed period ink ID that reads “OSCAR P. HULBERT.”

Oscar Penman Hulbirt (spelled Hulbert in the records) was born in 1843 and was residing in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania when he enlisted as a corporal in the 52nd Pennsylvania Infantry on October 11, 1861. He was promoted to sergeant on November 6, 1864 and mustered out on July 11, 1865.

In 1866 he married Miss Josephine Ames and sometime around 1878 he moved his family to Texas where he took up farming. He died of Bright’s Disease on March 16, 1884. He is buried in Oran Cemetery in Oran, Texas. He left his wife and three children.

The 52nd Pennsylvania was organized on October 7, 1861. After spending a few months in the Army of the Potomac the regiment was moved to the Charleston area where it spent most of its service. They saw action on the Peninsula with Keys 4th Corps with their heaviest action being at Fair Oaks. After moving south, they served at Battery Gregg, Charleston, Fort Johnson, where they lost heavily in captured, James Island, Johns Island, Fort Putnam and Fort Wagner.   [ad][ph:L]

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