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Two CDVs, New England BBGs: Alexander Gardiner, DOW, and William W. Henry, CMOH
4/30/2014 - Firearms and Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction
Lot of 2: Bvt. Brig. Gen. Alexander Gardiner, Col. & Adjutant, 14th New Hampshire, DOW Oct. 8, 1864 from wounds sustained Sept. 19 at the Battle of Opequon (Third Battle of Winchester); carte by R.A. Lewis, New York, signed on verso HdQrs 14th Regt. N.H.V., Camp Adirondack, Washington D.C. Apl. 23/63 / To Spencer L. Bailey, with Regards of his friend "The Adjutant", and inked in another hand Col. Gardiner died from wounds rec'd Sept. 19, 1864 / A brave man and a true friend. Bvt. Brig. Gen. William W. Henry, Col. 10th Vermont, WIA three times, June 3, 1864 at Cold Harbor, July 9, 1864 at Monocacy, and Oct. 19, 1864 at Cedar Creek where he was hit four times and "though suffering from severe wounds, rejoined his regiment and led it in a brilliant charge, recapturing the guns of an abandoned battery" for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor; carte by Brady, signed in the recto margin Col. Wm. W. Henry.

Provenance:  
The Robert Trownsell Collection


Condition:  
Gardiner's with a light stain to the upper right of his portrait.  Henry's with a small tear in the print at lower center.
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