9TH PLATE TINTYPE OF 40TH MASSACHUSETTS CORPORAL JOSEPH NEWHALL

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Item Code: 846-531

We have offered several items relating to Corporal Newhall and now we have the ninth-plate tintype that came with the other items.

Image is a waist-up view of Newhall seated by a table. He wears a dark frock coat with sky blue tinted corporal stripes. His buttons are also touched with gilt paint.

Contrast and clarity are good with some oxidation around the edges.

Image comes with a patriotic mat and stamped brass frame in a broken half case.

Joseph Newhall was born in Saugus, Massachusetts on July 7, 1835. He enlisted as a private in Company A, 40th Massachusetts Infantry on August 5, 1862 and was later promoted to corporal. He was mustered out at Richmond, Virginia on June 16, 1865.

During his time with the 40th it was present for Siege of Suffolk, Fort Wagner, Olustee, Drewry’s Bluff, Cold Harbor, Petersburg and the fall of Richmond. The regiment lost 5 officers and 192 men killed, died of wounds and disease.

After the war Newhall returned to Saugus where he was active in Democratic politics and an active member of the GAR rising to Commander of the General E. W. Hincks Post #95 in Saugus.

Newhall died at age 99 on January 9, 1935.   [ad] [ph:L]

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