Soldiers and little friend

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Two soldiers ( of the 4th Michigan ? ) socializing with a squirrel.

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JD Mayo

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Reminds me of the guy in Cold Mountain, "Where you come from, Hey that's fresh breakfast. Hey hey I saw him first, get your paws off my rabbit"!
 

Robert Gray

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Some interesting facts about the men in this photograph. (left to right)

Kingsley, Andrew J., Steuben County. Enlisted in Company B, Fourth Infantry, June 20, 1861, at Adrian, for 3 years, age 31. Mustered June 20, 1861. Discharged for disability at Miner’s Hill, Virginia, March 3, 1862.

Spellman, Frank, LaGrange, Indiana. Enlisted in Company C, Fourth Infantry, as 2nd Corporal, June 20, 1861, at Adrian, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered June 20, 1861. Killed in action at Malvern Hill, Virginia, July 1, 1862.

Vaughn, Eugene, LaGrange, Indiana. Enlisted in Company C, Fourth Infantry, as Corporal, June 20, 1861, at Adrian, for 3 years, age 24. Mustered June 20, 1861. Sergeant. Wounded slightly in action at battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 12, 1862. Missing in action at Chancellorsville, May 1, 1863. Returned to regiment at Culpepper, Virginia, October 9, 1863. Mustered out at expiration of term of service June 29, 1864.

Research by Marty Bertera and Kim Crawford.

George Wilkinson, Crossing Hell on a Wooden Bridge
The Fourth Michigan Infantry in the American Civil War

Image: National Archives


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Some interesting facts about the men in this photograph. (left to right)

Kingsley, Andrew J., Steuben County. Enlisted in Company B, Fourth Infantry, June 20, 1861, at Adrian, for 3 years, age 31. Mustered June 20, 1861. Discharged for disability at Miner’s Hill, Virginia, March 3, 1862.

Spellman, Frank, LaGrange, Indiana. Enlisted in Company C, Fourth Infantry, as 2nd Corporal, June 20, 1861, at Adrian, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered June 20, 1861. Killed in action at Malvern Hill, Virginia, July 1, 1862.

Vaughn, Eugene, LaGrange, Indiana. Enlisted in Company C, Fourth Infantry, as Corporal, June 20, 1861, at Adrian, for 3 years, age 24. Mustered June 20, 1861. Sergeant. Wounded slightly in action at battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 12, 1862. Missing in action at Chancellorsville, May 1, 1863. Returned to regiment at Culpepper, Virginia, October 9, 1863. Mustered out at expiration of term of service June 29, 1864.

Research by Marty Bertera and Kim Crawford.

George Wilkinson, Crossing Hell on a Wooden Bridge
The Fourth Michigan Infantry in the American Civil War

Image: National Archives


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Thanks for the expanded view and background info! :thumbsup:
 
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