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US Civil War, Identified Officer CDV, 12th USCT, Nashville Backmark

This item is listed for historical interest only. It was listed on our site previously but has been sold and is no longer available for purchase.
Sold for: $95.00
Item #41660

Original period photography. Sepia, CDV image of Captain Henry V. Freeman, 12th US Colored Troops.

Morse's Gallery of the Cumberland, Nashville Tenn. back mark with a tax stamp. The officers name is handwritten on the obverse, and the reverse states; Lieut. D.J Kunle, With Compliments, Henry V. Freeman, Capt. 12 USCT. Creased in the lower left corner as shown.

Henry Varnum Freeman was born 12/20/42 in Bridgeton NJ, he enlisted into company K, 74th Illinois Infantry as a Sergeant, on September 4th 1862, and was mustered out for promotion on the 23rd of August 1863, when he became a Captain in the 12th US Colored Troops.

He resigned this commission on the 12th of June, 1865. In later years he was a member of G.A.R. post number 5 in Chicago, and passed away September 5 1916.

During his service with the 74th Illinois, the regiment saw combat during the Battle of Stone's River in December 1862.

Service with the 12th USCT included the Battle of Nashville on the 16th of December 1864, charging a Rebel battery on the Franklin Pike, where their commanding officer was severely wounded.   


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