July 19th, 2012: Civil War Portraits
Posted on: 07/21/2012
Today's portrait is of a soldier in the 26th New York, the 2nd Oneida Regiment, which suffered heavily during the war. Over the course of their two years of service between May of 1861 and May of 1863 they lost 5 officers and 101 enlisted men killed in action. This soldier is unidentified, so we have no way of knowing if he made i through his service.
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