2023-08 Raynors HCA Live
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Thumb tintype back-taped to a CDV size printed mount with period ink signature on mount, "John Bowers, Co. B, 47th Ill Infrty". Bowers mustered into "B" Co. IL 47th Infantry August 16, 1861, re-enlisted on 2/22/1864 and was mustered out on 1/21/1866 at Selma, AL. Bowers saw much action. On May 9, 1862, his company had its baptism of fire, at Farmington, Miss., and on May 28 it participated in an engagement near Corinth. It participated in the battle of Iuka in September, where the army under Gen. Rosecrans defeated the enemy's forces under Gen. Sterling Price and it also took part in the battle of Corinth, Oct. 3 and 4. The regiment lost in the latter engagement 30 killed and over 100 wounded. On May 2, 1863, it marched with the army down the west side of the Mississippi river, crossing it at Grand Gulf, and with the 15th army corps marched to Jackson, Miss., where it participated in the engagement which resulted in the capture of that city. The regiment participated in the first charge on the enemy's works at Vicksburg, losing 12 men killed and quite a number wounded, and on June 4 it participated with the brigade in the defeat of a Confederate force at Mechanicsville, Miss., 30 miles from Vicksburg, near the Yazoo river. It was present at the capture of Fort De Russy, La., in March, 1864, and participated in the battle of Pleasant Hill in April. On June 5 it moved up the river to Lake Chicot, disembarked, moved inland and came in contact with a force of the enemy under Gen. Marmaduke, which was defeated and completely routed.
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $130.00
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Sunday, August 27, 2023.
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