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Auction archive: Lot number 258

Lt. Frederick H. Beecher, WIA Fredericksburg and Gettysburg, KIA Beecher Island, CDV

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US$1,200
Auction archive: Lot number 258

Lt. Frederick H. Beecher, WIA Fredericksburg and Gettysburg, KIA Beecher Island, CDV

Estimate
n. a.
Price realised:
US$1,200
Beschreibung:

Carte of two gentleman, ink identified on mount recto as Lt. Frederick H. Beecher and Dr. Tucker or Trudeau (?), with Williams & McDonald, Denver City, C.T. imprint. Nephew of famed abolitionist, Henry W. Beecher, Frederick H. Beecher enlisted as a sergeant in August of 1862 and was mustered into Company B of the 16th Maine Infantry. While with the 16th Maine, he was promoted to 2nd lieutenant 2/63; severely wounded in the knee at Fredericksburg, VA, 12/13/62; promoted 1st lieutenant 4/63; and wounded at Gettysburg on 7/1/63. Beecher was discharged for promotion in August of 1864 and commissioned into the Veteran Reserve Corps as a 2nd lieutenant; brevetted 1st lieutenant and captain 12/65. Although he survived the Civil War, Beecher was later killed by Plains Indians at Delaware Creek, KS, on September 17, 1868, and the conflict was subsequently named the Battle of Beecher Island in his honor. See Military Images, Vol. 14, pages 22-25 for story, and Vol. 14/7, page 3. Condition: Few areas of light soiling on carte. With previous owner's penciled notes on verso.

Auction archive: Lot number 258
Auction:
Datum:
20 Nov 2014
Auction house:
Cowan's Auctions, Inc.
Este Ave 6270
Cincinnati OH 45232
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)513 8711670
+1 (0)513 8718670
Beschreibung:

Carte of two gentleman, ink identified on mount recto as Lt. Frederick H. Beecher and Dr. Tucker or Trudeau (?), with Williams & McDonald, Denver City, C.T. imprint. Nephew of famed abolitionist, Henry W. Beecher, Frederick H. Beecher enlisted as a sergeant in August of 1862 and was mustered into Company B of the 16th Maine Infantry. While with the 16th Maine, he was promoted to 2nd lieutenant 2/63; severely wounded in the knee at Fredericksburg, VA, 12/13/62; promoted 1st lieutenant 4/63; and wounded at Gettysburg on 7/1/63. Beecher was discharged for promotion in August of 1864 and commissioned into the Veteran Reserve Corps as a 2nd lieutenant; brevetted 1st lieutenant and captain 12/65. Although he survived the Civil War, Beecher was later killed by Plains Indians at Delaware Creek, KS, on September 17, 1868, and the conflict was subsequently named the Battle of Beecher Island in his honor. See Military Images, Vol. 14, pages 22-25 for story, and Vol. 14/7, page 3. Condition: Few areas of light soiling on carte. With previous owner's penciled notes on verso.

Auction archive: Lot number 258
Auction:
Datum:
20 Nov 2014
Auction house:
Cowan's Auctions, Inc.
Este Ave 6270
Cincinnati OH 45232
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)513 8711670
+1 (0)513 8718670
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