CDV of Lieutenant Colonel James W. Britt, 57th New York - Wounded at Antietam, Fredericksburg, & Chancellorsville

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CDV of Lieutenant Colonel James W. Britt, 57th New York - Wounded at Antietam, Fredericksburg, & Chancellorsville

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Item No. 8888518

An excellent CDV view of Lieutenant Colonel James W. Britt of the hard-fighting 57th New York, a regiment that saw hard fighting in most of the Army of the Potomac’s battles as part of the 2nd Corps. Britt, who was commissioned Captain in September 1861, was wounded at Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. He was promoted Lieutenant Colonel on May 6, 1864, the first day of the Battle of the Wilderness, in which the depleted 57th lost another 58 men. The regiment was mustered out later that summer, but Britt would not be mustered out until January 1865. He was promoted Brevet Brigadier General in 1869 and died in New York City in 1897. The carte has the backmark of Beer & Co. of New York and is in excellent condition as shown.

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