1/6 Photo Civil War Soldier ID'd Marksmanship Medal Poss KIA 131 NY Infantry
Original 6th plate, circa 1862/63 ambrotype of a Civil War soldier, with original marksmanship. Medal pinned to the pad. The medal ID's him as James Conway, 28th NYSM. The back of the medal. Researching that name I found a record for a James Conway who served in the 131st NY Infantry. Who was killed in battle on May 27, 1863 at the Siege of Port Hudson in Louisiana. Other James Conway I found in a New York regiment was in his 40's... Too old to be the soldier. The age of death given on the record is 18, but I've found that those are often. A couple or few years off, based on an incorrectly estimated birth year. This is just a potential match that will require more research.
Note, the scan of the service. Record is provided for reference and a hard copy is not included.
Ruby ambrotype comes in its full case behind mat and glass and is in very good to excellent antique. Condition, with a few small mat abrasions, as shown. Case is complete but the spine has been taped. Also available at checkout: boxed, insured Express. The item "1/6 Photo Civil War Soldier ID'd Marksmanship Medal Poss KIA 131 NY Infantry" is in sale since Thursday, July 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Ambrotypes". The seller is "jack_mord" and is located in Woodinville, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Date of Creation: 1861-1865
- Photo Type: Ambrotype
- Subject: Military & Political
- Original/Reprint: Original Print