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Excellent 1/4plate tintype of eight members of Company 'A' of the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery taken at Fort Totten, New Bern, North Carolina, April 6, 1864 as ID'd in pencil on interior of case, and reads in part "Charles Angier [Died of Disease 12/4/1864] and some of the boys with Natty the Company dog 'A' Co. 2nd M. H.A. Edward Avery [DOD 6/27/1865], George Bassett, Josiah Thomas [DOD 12/3/1864], Herb Lamb [DOD 10/15/1864], John Barber [Taken prisoner two weeks after this at Plymouth, NC DOD 11/10/1864], Moses Bennett [DOD 10/19/1864], John Carney [7/6/1865]. Excellent and rare outdoor photograph of this unit decimated by disease during the Civil War. The 2nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Heavy Artillery was a regimental unit that fought in the American Civil War from 1863 to 1865. Initially formed 28 July 1863 in Readville, Massachusetts with Company A, it was supported with 11 other companies ending with Company M on 24 December 1863 (Company J did not exist) The 2nd served in the states of Virginia and North Carolina during operations in Plymouth, North Carolina, Kinston, and Virginia. Regiment lost during service 15 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 363 Enlisted men by disease. Total 382.
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1/4 Plate Outdoor Tintype of Members of the 2nd Mass Heavy Artillery - All of Whom Died of Disease Except for One

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Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,750.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Auction closed on Saturday, May 30, 2020.
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