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Three CDVs, Indiana BBGs: James Biddle, George P. Buell, John Coburn
4/30/2014 - Firearms and Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction
Biddle, James (1832-1910). Biddle enlisted at the beginning of May 1861 in the NY 10th Infy. After that 3-month term of service was over, he was promoted to Captain of the 15th US Infy. In Nov. 1862 he was commissioned Major in the 71st IN Infy., then transferred to the 6th IN Cav. in Feb. 1863. He was awarded brevets as Lt. Col (12.16.64) and BG (3.13.65). After the war, he continued in service until retiring in Dec. 1896 by statute. Cdv with no photographer's ID. Clipped corners.

Buell, George Pearson (1833-1883). A native of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Buell enlisted as Lt. Col. of the 58th IN Infy. in Dec. 1861. He was promoted to Col. in June 1862. A civil engineer before the war, he received a brevet as BG in Jan 1865 for "able management of pontoon trains," plus brevets as Col. (3.2.67) for service at Missionary Ridge, and BG for faithful service during the war (3.2.67). He mustered out of volunteer service in July 1865. He continued to serve, becoming Lt. Col. of the 29th US Infy in July 1866. He transferred to the 11th Infy. in March 1869 and promoted to Col. in command of the 15th US Infy. He died in 1883 while on duty in Nashville, TN. He was a cousin of Don Carlos Buell. Cdv with backmark of Bonsall, Cincinnati, OH.

Coburn, John (1825-1908). Coburn enlisted in Sept. 1861 as Colonel of the 33rd IN Infy. He received his brevet in the omnibus awards of March 1865. He mustered out after three years of service in Sept. 1864. No photographer's ID. Pencil identification front and back.


Provenance:  
The Robert Trownsell Collection


Condition:  
Biddle with trimmed corners, otherwise very good with little toning. Buell about average toning; trimmed on upper border. Coburn also about average or a little better.
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