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Posted 7 years ago

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3 pages of cards 1/2 of all have names handwritten on front or back with ink. I would love to know about these i was told some are print, some are not.

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    GREAT GROUPING-- worth a good deal of MONEY.

    IGNORE posts to buy!
  2. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    All, with exception of generals appear to be member of the 1st MASS Heavy Artillery.

    They were initially organized as the 14th MASS Infantry-- you will see that on some of the inscriptions.

    They were HEAVILY engaged and lost about 240 IN BATTLE.

    As a GROUP they are valuable.

  3. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Some quick info on some of the CDVs:

    Pedrick-- died of disease in MAR 1864
    Peasley-- wounded at Spotsylvania in MAY 64

  4. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Your images also show the FIRST Regimental CDR: COL William B. Greene.

    He resigned from the Rgt in Oct 1862.

    Based on this and the designation by many of the soldiers as the 14th Infantry instead of 1st Heavy Arty, this is an early album put together as the regiment was mustered.

  5. filmnet filmnet, 7 years ago
    wow a lot of info Scott, some names are on backs if you want to see the back i can scan then, put i dont know which have names on backs. do you have a list of who they must be? I am in mass also i would give you my email but others would see it right?
  6. solver solver, 7 years ago
    filmnet, DO NOT post your email since it would be available to everyone ---wait for Scott to respond and for now, use the board.

    Scott, AMAZING IDENTIFICATION, your knowledge is staggering.

    To repeat Scott's words to filmnet, verbatim, "GREAT GROUPING-- worth a good deal of MONEY. IGNORE posts to buy!"

    I am ignorant about anything military so will simply give a fact from quick research. I have to dash and will wait for Scott's responses.

    The 14th Massachusetts Infantry, mustered July 5, 1861, was reorganized as the 1st Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Heavy Artillery on January 1, 1862.
    source: http://www.actonmemoriallibrary.org/civilwar/Regiments/Mass/1MHA.htm
    source: http://www.civilwarindex.com/armyma/14th_ma_infantry.html

    The book "History of the First Regiment of Heavy Artillery, Massachusetts Volunteers, Formerly the Fourteenth Regiment of Infantry 1861-1865" by Alfred Seele Roe, A.B. and Charles Nutt, A.B., is online.

    The book contains an index of the officers on pages x and xi (in the front matter or first section of book). There are photos throughout, one which is the same photo of Lt. Edward Hobbs that you have so you can use the book's photos to identify others. There are other names listed in the first part of the book, for instance on page 21 it states "Privates Furbush, Hathorne, William W. Rea and Swinson died."

    Hopefully the book will help you identify some of the names you can't read.

    The book can be read online here:

    It might be more convenient for you to download and save the Acrobat PDF file of the book, available here:
  7. solver solver, 7 years ago
    Another quick fact. Col. William Batchelder Greene was a formidable man in several aspects of history. Here is the June 3, 1878, obituary from "The New York Times:"

    Wiki page on William Batchelder Greene:
  8. filmnet, 7 years ago
    Scott and Solver If you like American History wait to you see more from me. My wife's one side family goes back to General Israel Putnam. He was a cousin farmer of Perley Putnam, Google Danvers Alarm.You will get the great story there, now as the name Perley Putnam a lot at this time in American History. Only 1 living Perley Putnam could use the name, there no I or II, the original must die before and new Putnam child can use the name Perley. So here goes!! Perley Putram from Danvers alarm died in old Arlington Ma by British hands. His brother Nathan was wounded same day, Nathan survived had a son Perley Putnam, Famous city marshal, Ship Builder Colonel in the early army . Goggle him. His one son was named Perley Zebulon Montgomery Pike Putnam, after the general who discovered Pikes peak at this time. He was a ships Captain died at sea in 1849 with 5 children, google his name his oldest girl Mary married Chips Captain of famous clipper ships late Salem Ma, her sister Rebbecca Augusta Putnam is really famous, google her.
    Now here is where I am stuck. Rebbecca Putnam married A.P. Cook who's picture is here and a solder he survived the war came home and then died 1873 somewhere?, we have a wonderful letter i will post today written to Rebbecca about his death, her son from him was a William Cook. Her second husband was Charles Pickett great Civil veteran many battles, survived. Lived here with Rebbecca till death. Check here today later, part 2 i will post today
  9. marcobabe13 marcobabe13, 7 years ago
    Wow, interesting stuff, filmnet! How fortunate you are. It means so much more when items like these come from family members and I hope they stay in your family.
  10. filmnet filmnet, 7 years ago
    Well i went to our towns Beverly History , and they would like the soldiers men prints from here, put they had the books with the names, and if they died. I do not have these books. So I do not know how to do this on websites. Most are from Company D, men from Salem, Beverly, Danver's, towns around here. I did send this to Danver's History, they loved them, put no one will look up all names. I think it up to me to do this.
  11. filmnet filmnet, 7 years ago
    I would give prints to the towns of the soldiers are from, and then sell the others i think.

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