Tintype of a Civil War vet taken at a GAR reunion. He's in uniform, wearing a medal on his chest and kepi insignia with the number 144 on it, which was his GAR post #. Tintype is mounted ona postcard advertising the Paulus Hook Monument in Jersey City, NJ, though. It's still possible it was taken the.From what I've read, the vets having their photos. Taken were given options of different mounts, so it wasn't necessarily taken in. This is an actual tintype produced by the New York Ferrotype company. On the back are some names in pencil, the first being S.
Burnham , and the third I can't really make out. I researched those two names and found this: Samuel C Aregood.Born May 10, 1839, died Dec 17, 1920. SGT - US Army - Civil War. Co H 129th Regt PVI. DOS: 12 Aug 1862 - 18 May 1863 Corporal William J. Burnham Born 1841, died 1916. 56th PA Infantry Wounded in action, right arm amputated. Found online: In 1870, Burnham applied for and was given an artificial arm, but it appears he did not find this satisfactory, because in a photo taken at the Gettysburg anniversary in 1913 , he is not wearing his goverment-issued arm.
(William was probably right-handed, and when he signed various pension papers, his signature was very crudely written, which would be expected of someone not used to writing left-handed). Post # 144 Allison Brothers Port Carbon, Pennsylvania. Transferred from Pottsville Post and joined the Port Carbon post on July 3, 1879 and was the first member to hold position of Chaplin. I'd say that the photo I'm offering is most likely W. Burnham because of the 144 on his kepi, and how is right arm is hanging straight down, which would fit with his amputee history.Postcard is 5.5" x 3.5". The item "ID'd Civil War Vet Soldier Photo Tintype on Postcard GAR Gettysburg Reunion" is in sale since Friday, May 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Tintypes". The seller is "jack_mord" and is located in Woodinville, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.