CDV photo of 1st Lieutenant Adrian Vandemeer Bergen of the 139th New York Infantry. Bergen has signed the bottom of the image, Yours &c. Bergen 1st Lieut 139th Regt.
Photographer is Bogardus out of New York City. Adrian Bergen (1841 - 1893) was born in Flatbush, Brooklyn, and employed as a clerk.
He first served for three months in the 3rd Regiment in 1861. He re-enlisted as a second lieutenant at Brooklyn on September 9, 1862, and mustered into Company G that day.
Bergen was promoted to first lieutenant on October 18, 1863, effective upon his transfer to Company D, and was discharged for disability on August 24, 1864. His regiment participated at numerous engagements in Virginia including Williamsburg, Baltimore Cross Roads, Charles City Court House, Drewry's Bluff, and Cold Harbor. At some point he served as assistant provost marshal at Hampton and Fortress Monroe in Virginia. He was breveted to major on August 24, 1868, for gallant and meritorious services. He is buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.
CONDITION: Good+ to Very Good- with some light foxing as shown. SIZE: Measures approximately 2 3/8 x 4 inches. The item "Civil War Union 1st Lieutenant Adrian Bergen 139th NY Infantry Signed CDV Photo" is in sale since Monday, April 15, 2019.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "abvintagephotos" and is located in Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.