Civil War Soldiers Camp Scene ID'd Possible 124th NY Infantry Wounded in Action
Two original tintypes, the first showing two soldiers standing in front of a painted camp scene, the second seated man, ID'd on the back as Jesse Hunter, who was possibly the soldier on the right. These two tintypes came out of the same New York estate, and the seated man has resemblance to the soldier on the right, so it could be him. I found a record for a Jesse Hunter, born about 1840, enlisted August 1862 at Bellvelle, New York. He was a private in the NY 124th infantry, company B, and was wounded in action at Wilderness, Virginia, on May 6, 1864. The tintype of the soldiers is 4" x 2.5". There is a diagonal bend, which is actually very light, though still caused images loss. The rest of the image is VG. The tintype of the seated man has several light bends.