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Id'd Civil War Cdv 66th Illinois Infantry Soldier Western Theater Sharpshooter For Sale

Id'd Civil War Cdv 66th Illinois Infantry Soldier Western Theater Sharpshooter

Offered is an antique Civil War Carte de Viste (CDV) of a soldier ID'd with period ink on the back as "Washington King in the war, 66th Illinois Inf.He is holding his musket with dress white gloves ready for action in a confident pose. You can clearly see his "all business" setup that includes his cartridge pouch, short tunic, US belt buckle and eagle belt plate. He is wearing a dark brown or black slouch hat typical of the Western Theater. I photographed it with natural and artificial lighting. It has a nice sepia tone to it, and is very clear.

Chicago, Illinois back mark on the reverse. CDV is in excellent condition. Measures:

Here is a bit on the 66th Illinois Infantry:

Under the authority of General John C. Fremont, Birge’s Western Sharpshooters were organized in the autumn of 1861 at Benton Barracks in St. Louis, Missouri. Comprised of men who volunteered to serve in the Union Army, they were mainly from the states of Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio, but also from Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. They had to pass a rigid shooting test before they could enlist with the Sharpshooter's unit. After qualifying, they were mustered in as Birge's Western Sharpshooters and attached to the Department of Missouri. The regiment was involved with the capture of Confederate controlled Fort Donelson and then were sent down the Tennessee River where they were engaged at the Battle of Shiloh. On April 14, 1862, they were redesignated as the Western Sharpshooters, 14th Regiment Missouri Infantry. After participating in the Siege of Corinth, the Sharpshooters fought at the Battles of Iuka and Corinth. In late 1862, the designation of the Regiment was changed to the 66th Illinois Infantry. Later, they fought under General William T. Sherman at several battles in the Atlanta Campaign. The regiment was present at Confederate Joe Johnston’s surrender in North Carolina and then marched to Washington D.C. through the former Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia. They were mustered out of the service in July of of Mount Zion Church
Battle of Roan's Tan Yard (Silver Creek)
Battle of Fort Donelson
Battle of Shiloh
Battle of Phillips Creek
Siege of Corinth
Battle of Iuka
Battle of Corinth
Hatchie River
Battle of Snake Creek Gap
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Lay's Ferry
Battle of Rome Cross Roads
Battle of New Hope Church
Battle of Dallas
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Ruff's Mill
Nickajack Creek
Battle of Atlanta
Siege of Atlanta
Battle of Lovejoy's Station
Battle of Jonesborough
March to the Sea
Battle of Eden Cross Roads
Second Battle of Fort McAllister
Carolinas Campaign
Battle of Congaree Creek
Battle of Bentonville

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