Civil War Very Rare Tintype Memorial, Hundret Day 162 Infantry Riegement Ohio
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Civil War Very Rare Tintype Memorial, Hundret Day 162 Infantry Riegement Ohio:
What an amazing piece. Rare one of a kind collection of miniature or gem tintype photos of members of the 162 Riegement O.N.G Cop F, of the Hundred Day company.21 tintype photos of the men, some in uniform, arranged and secured onto a roughly cut sheet of period cardboard, with the title "Good Friends of the Hundret Day Men, 162 Riegement O.N.G. Cop F." with two 34 star collage Flags (one with separation break of the pole), 8" x 10-1/4", with the names of some of the men handwritten on the reverse. Each miniature tintype is 1" x 3/4". some slight loss to gilding. On the reverse, where the tintypes penetrate and are bent into place, are names on some of the photos such as M. Willliams, Rusell, Shumann, Schalzer, Havenstein, Stultz, Stiner, J. Grove, S. Kelten, J. Herr, W. Hines, M. Lutz, and several that I could not make out. The cardboard piece is still in a plastic, stapled protection sleeve, probably enclosed around the 1940s or so. It has helped preserve this piece and I did not remove it, kind of gives it additional character. Some of the tintype photos are slightly bubbled, and several have some chips missing, but most are in good condition given this has been around for over 150 years. It is possible this was made around the time of their service, 1864, or shortly thereafter when the men were still assembled and could contribute their photos, so most likely a war time piece. No date. no signature of the person who assembled, but certainly one of a kind. You just don't come across something like this, a whole collection of tintypes of a Civil War regiment assembled in this manner. The 162nd Ohio Infantry was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the Civil War, and were the Ohio National Guard (O.N.G), there were 9 companies A to I of which this was Company F. Active from May 20, 1864 to September 4, 1864. They were organized at Camp Chase in Columbus Ohio and mustered in May 20 for 100 day service under the command of Colonel Ephraim Ball. The O.N.G were federalized and organized into regiments for 100 days service, placed to protect railroads and supply points, thereby freeing regular troops to push on to the Confederate Capital of Richmond. Rare and important and the only one of its kind.