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Two CDVs, Massachusetts BBGs: Sumner Carruth and William Cogswell
4/30/2014 - Firearms and Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction
Carruth, Sumner (1834 - 1892). Carruth enlisted early in the war as a captain in the 1st MA Infy. In August 1862, he was commissioned into F&S of the 35th MA Infy. He was wounded twice, and taken prisoner in Nov. 1862. He was exchanged in February and returned to duty. He rose through the ranks to Colonel shortly after his return. He received a brevet BG for "gallant and meritorious service in front of Petersburg." Unmarked cdv is signed on verso with brevet rank.

Cogswell, William (1838 - 1895). A 22-year-old lawyer, Cogswell enlisted in May 1861 as a captain in the 2nd MA Infy. He rose through the ranks, making Colonel by mid-1863. He received a brevet BG in December 1864, and mustered out in July 1865 after the end of hostilities. Cdv by Anthony/Brady. Period ink ID on front (misspelled "Coggswell).


Provenance:  
The Robert Trownsell Collection


Condition:  
First is very slightly toned. Otherwise very good for both.
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