Posted 5 years ago
Pvt Landon Montgomery enlisted in AUG 1862 in Company B of the 114th Ohio Infantry.
His regiment saw service in the Western theater and fought at Chickasaw Bayou, MS and Vicksburg along with several smaller engagements.
The 114th lost 39 officers and men in battle and an additional 270 from disease. These high numbers of non battle casualties was not unusual for regiments that served for long periods in the deep South.
Pvt Montgomery was one of the lucky ones. He was mustered out with the regiment in Houston, TX in JUL 1865.
In this CDV, Montgomery has signed his name to the front and twice on the back along with a presentation: "This I present to my dear wife hoping that it will please you".
At the bottom he adds "When this you see remember me".
The image is not backmarked and most likely represents the work of a Southern photographer in 1864 or 1865.
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