CIVIL WAR TINTYPE 21st INFANTRY JACKASS REGIMENT INDIANA Id'd Identified as CHARLES MYERS NICE GOLD COLORIZED US BELT BUCKLE. Full Plate, bend on the left, approximately 5x7 inches. Charles Myers Tintype: The name Charles Myers and the date 1861 are written on the back. Research indicates Charles belonged to the "Jackass Regiment".The 21st Infantry, which later became the 1st Heavy Artillery (Indiana). June 14, 1863 Port Hudson- Charles was blinded and a crew member killed, when another crew member failed to properly put his thumb over the cannon's vent hole while it was being reloaded. The cannon went off prematurely "burning both eyes out of their sockets" according to the book "The Jackass Regiment In The Civil War" by Phillip E Fallen.
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