George Bowers

Lieut. Col. George Bowers – 13th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry

Carte de Visite Backmark: J. Sidney Miller, Photographer, Post Office Building, Nashua, N.H.

Bowers enlisted in the 13th N.H. Infantry at age 45; resident of Nashua; appointed Lt. Col. Aug. 26, ’62: mustered in Sept. 23, ’62; resigned May 30, ’63. Died Feb. 14, ’84, Nashua, NH. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Nashua, NH.

“Col. George Bowers. Captain 9th U. S. Infantry Mexican War. 1847-48. Lieut. Colonel
13th N. H. Vols. Veteran Reserve Corps. 1862-65. Postmaster, Nashua, 1853 to 1861. Mayor, Nashua, 1861 and 1868.”

John Kendrick Piper

Lieut. John Kendrick Piper

First New Hampshire Light Artillery Battery

Lieut. John K. Piper, 1st New Hampshire Light Artillery Battery, born in Lyme, N.H; age 28; resident of Manchester, N.H.; enlisted Aug. 26, ’61; mustered in Sept, 26, ’61, as 1st Sergt.; appointed 2nd Lt. Mar. 8, ’63; mustered out Sept. 25, ’64. Died Mar. 31, ’90, Manchester, N.H.

Carte de visite backmark: Photographed by D. O. Furnald, Manchester, N.H. David O. Furnald, active as a daguerreian at 85 Merchant’s Exchange, Manchester, N.H., 1858-1860. He lived on Lowell Street.

Aaron Fletcher Stevens

1st & 13th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry

Carte de visite backmark: J. Sidney Miller, Photographer, Post Office Building, Nashua, N.H.

Maj. Aaron F. Stevens, 1st New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, Field & Staff; b. Derry; age 41; cred. Nashua; app. Apr. 29, ’61; must. in May 2, ’61, as Maj.; must. out Aug. 9, ’61.

Col. Aaron F. Stevens 13th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, Field & Staff.; b. Derry; age 41; res. Nashua; app. Col. Aug. 26, ’62; must. in Sept. 23, ’62; wd. June 1, ’64, Cold Harbor, Va.; sev. Sept. 29, ’64, Ft. Harrison, Va.; disch. disab. Feb. 4, ’65; disch. suspended Feb. 14, ’65; disch. to date June 21, ’65. Bvt. Brig. Gen., United States Volunteers, to date Dec. 8, ’64. Died May 10, ’87, Nashua, N.H.

New Hampshire back mark, unidentified soldier

New Hampshire backmark – Unidentified Union Soldier

Possibly a New Hampshire Infantry officer based on the stripe on his trousers. What at first look appears to be a shell-jacket is actually a military vest, probably sky blue as would be the trousers, along with a light-colored shirt. A pocket-watch chain is present as well. The CDV is suspected to have been taken from an earlier image rather than life. Note the reversed buttons and the mat abrasions.

Union officer (Captain) Unidentified

Union Officer (Capt.) unidentified.

Possibly a New Hampshire Heavy Artillery or Infantry Captain. Image dates to 1864. Suggested age has been estimated by fellow collectors to be anywhere between 30 to 50 years of age.

The 1st New Hampshire Heavy Artillery had a company stationed at Fort Constitution at Portsmouth Harbor in 1864 through the wars end, thus the speculation of this Officer belonging to this Regiment.

Officer, unidentified, New Hampshire Backmark

Officer, unidentified. New Hampshire backmark

Union Officer, unidentified. Carte de visite backmark: Kimball & Son, State Block, Cor. Main and School Sts. Concord, N.H. Negatives Preserved.

Evidence that a U.S. Internal Revenue Tax Stamp was affixed.

Charles Henry Bell

Charles Henry Bell – 18th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, Congress, N.H. (1823-1893)

Carte-de-visite backmark: Marshall & Co. Studio Building, Cor. Tremont & Bromfield Sts. Boston.

Nathaniel Varney

Nathaniel Varney—1st New Hampshire Light Artillery Battery

Nathaniel Varney. Born Mar. 28, 1838 in Gilmanton, N.H.; age 22; resident of Gilmanton, N.H.; enlisted Aug. 20, 1861; mustered in Sept. 26, 1861, as a Private; re-enlisted. Dec. 23, 1863; mustered in Dec. 26, 1863; appointed Corp.; appointed Sergt.; mustered out June 9, 1865 in Concord, N.H.

Frank E. Pray

Frank E. Pray, 4th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry

Musician Frank E. Pray, Co. A.; was born in Farmington, New Hampshire; age 25; resident of Farmington; he enlisted Sept. 3, 1861; mustered in Sept. 18, 1861, as a Musician; discharged due to disability, Oct. 26, 1863, at Morris Island, South Carolina. He died Nov. 8, 1863 due to chronic diarrhea at the U.S. General Hospital at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

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