Portrait carried during the Civil War


Title
Portrait carried during the Civil War
Description
Daguerreotype portrait (#P-275/112) of a Civil War-era woman, produced on a silver coated, copper 1/9-plate. The image is dated September 26, 1863, at Orange Court House. Guilford Andrews carried this woman’s portrait during the Civil War. He was a member of Company E. 43rd Regiment, known as “The Edgecombe Boys.” He enlisted at the age of 22 on January 28, 1862, and he was mustered in at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, North Carolina. Andrews was wounded in the elbow at or near Bethesda Church, Virginia, on May 30, 1864, and returned to duty in the fall of 1864. He was promoted to corporal on November 1, 1864. He was then captured near Petersburg, Virginia on March 25, 1865, and was held prisoner at Point Lookout, Maryland. He was released on June 22, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.
Date
September 26, 1863
Original Format
photographs
Extent
6cm x 7cm
Local Identifier
0275-b3-fa-i112
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
Rights
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Comments

Lynette Lundin Jun 05 2017

Guilford Andrews carried this woman’s portrait, during the Civil War. He was a member of Company E. 43rd Regiment, known as “The Edgecombe Boys”. He enlisted at the age of 22, on January 28th 1862. He was mustered in at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh. He was wounded in the elbow at or near Bethesda Church, Virginia, on May 30th 1864. http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/totopotomoy-creek/maps/totopotomoy-creek-may.html<br><br> He returned to duty on September-October, 1864, and was promoted to Corporal, on November 1st 1864. He was then captured near Petersburg, Virginia on March 25th 1865. He was a prisoner at Point Lookout, Maryland, and he was released on June 22nd 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_Lookout,_Maryland<br><br>The daguerreotype# P-275/112, was produced on a silver coated, copper 1/9-plate, and the cover to the case is missing. The date of the image is September 26th 1863 at Orange Court House. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_county_courthouses_in_North_Carolina

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