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Date: 1847 - 1848 | Identifier: 0172-b2a-fh-i6
Martin County farmer John Conrad Getsinger, Sr., a native of Wurttemburg, Germany, participated as a sergeant in Company E of the 1st Regiment of N.C. Volunteers during the Mexican War (1847-1848). This colored sketch of a soldier in uniform is from his sketchbook made during his stay in Mexico. The German caption reads "Dragoner" [Dragoon]. more...