Oliver Dodge Philbrook

Philbrook, Oliver D., born in Sanbornton, N.H.; age 21; resident of Sanbornton; enlisted Sept. 25, 1861; mustered in Sept. 26, 1861, as a Private, re-enlisted Dec. 23, 1863; credited Sanbornton; mustered in Dec. 26, 1863; appointed Corp. Sept. 25, 1864; Sergt. Oct. 17, 1864; mustered out June 9, 1865.

In First Regiment New Hampshire Heavy Artillery: — 140. Oliver D. Philbrook; Sergeant, Co. M; enlisted Dec. 26, 1863; mustered out June 9, 1865; was also previously enlisted. 

Unidentified Gentleman, Boston, Mass.

Unidentified Gentleman, Boston, Massachusetts (circa 1864-1866)

Carte de visite backmark: T. R. Burnham, Photographer, 247 Washington Street, Boston.
2 cent U.S. Internal Revenue Playing Cards tax stamp affixed. Cancelled in black ink. Take note of the base of the pedestal. The photographer deftly took the liberty of adding his name and address to it.

Richard Baxter Brown

1st Lieutenant R. Baxter Brown – 11th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry

Photographers Backmark: none. Written in pencil on the reverse, R.B. Brown 1st Lieut. 11 N.H.V., Candia N.H.

John Berry

John Berry was born on October 18, 1791, in Pittsfield, New Hampshire, his father, Maj. William Berry was 25 and his mother, Rachel, was 25. He married Marianne McDonough Hogan on February 22, 1824, in his hometown. They had ten children in 18 years. He died on September 14, 1880, in Pittsfield, New Hampshire, having lived a long life of 88 years, and was buried there.

Carte de Visite backmark: Fred B. Berry, Photographer, Main Street, Pittsfield, N.H. Signed in black ink, John Berry. The photographer, Frederick Benton Berry was the son of John Berry.

New Hampshire Soldier—unidentified

New Hampshire Soldier – unidentified.

Carte de visite backmark: G. H. Scripture, No. 2 French’s Block, Peterboro, N.H. Two cent U.S. Playing Cards Internal Revenue stamp affixed. Cancelled in black ink – G.S.

Ira Thomas Bronson

1st Lt. Ira Thomas Bronson, 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Carte de visite backmark: J. Morgan, Opp. Phenix Hotel, Concord, N.H. Negatives Preserved. 2 Cent Internal Revenue Tax Stamp affixed. Cancelled in ink with the initials J. M.

New Hampshire Soldier—unidentified

New Hampshire Soldier – unidentified.

Carte de visite backmark: Wm. P. Hoit, Photographer and Ambrotypist, Concord, N.H. Negatives Preserved. A Large Assortment of Albums and Frames. Two cent U.S. Playing Cards Internal Revenue stamp affixed. Cancelled in black ink, WPH, Apr 65.

Mary Lamira (Wellman) Wood

Mary Lamira Wellman Wood (1844-1881)

Mary Lamira Wellman was born at Brookline, Vermont July 10, 1844. She was the daughter of DeLouise Wellman and Frances Walker. She married 19 Oct. 1865, Frank W. Wood, of Springfield, Vt. He was the son of L. T. and Almira (Kingsbury) Wood, was born in Millbury, Mass., May 2, 1842.

They had three children. Mary died at Springfield, Vt., 5 Sept. 1881.

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