Period Oval Albumen Photograph of the Officers of the 30th Maine Vol. Inf.

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This is an absolutely wonderful image of the Officers of the 30th Maine and quite possibly unpublished. Measuring 7 1/2″ X 9 1/2″, the image is in perfect condition and very nicely posed. Officers feign looking at maps, many wear epaulettes rather than shoulder straps . Most with swords and a great variety of headgear including kepis, slouch hats with side turned up, some with feathers / plumes. Accompanied by old card with ID of many of the officers, engagements of the unit etc. Housed in the original, period gesso frame. This is an incredible wall hanger and perfect for your Civil War photography collection.

About:

The regiment lost a total of 290 men during service; 3 officers and 31 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 254 enlisted men due to disease. They participated in the Red River Campaign Battle of Sabine Crossroads and others.

The 30th Maine Infantry was organized in Augusta, Maine and mustered in January 8, 1864 for three years’ service. While recruiting the regiment received veterans and new recruits from the 13th Maine Infantry, which had been reduced to battalion strength.

The regiment was attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, XIX CorpsDepartment of the Gulf, to July 1864, and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to December 1864. Garrison of Winchester, Virginia, Army of the Shenandoah, to April 1865. Department of Washington to June 1865. District of Savannah, Georgia, Department of the South, to August 1865.

The 30th Maine Infantry mustered out of service August 20, 1865.

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