Albumen photograph of 45th Mass Scouts near the Neuse River at New Bern, NC

This albumen sold in June 2014 for over $1,100 on Cowan’s Auction.

Civil War Albumen Photograph of 45th Massachusetts Staff Officers Near the Neuse River, New Bern, North Carolina

Civil War Albumen Photograph of 45th Massachusetts Staff Officers Near the Neuse River, New Bern, North Carolina

Cowan’s item description:

Oval, albumen photograph capturing officers and other staff members of the 45th Massachusetts Infantry situated near the Neuse River, New Bern, NC, 8.5 x 10.75 in., attractively matted and housed in decorative frame, 17 x 20.75 in. Featuring the following figures, identified from left to right: unidentified horse handler; Asst. Surgeon Joshua B. Treadwell; Chaplain Andrew L. Stone; Col. Charles Codman; Quartermaster 1st Lt. Francis A. Dewson; Surgeon Samuel Kneeland; Maj. Russell Sturgis, Jr.; Lt. Col. Oliver W. Peabody; Adj. 1st. Lt. Gershom C. Winsor; unidentified horse handler.

The 45th Massachusetts, a nine-month regiment, which was organized in the fall of 1862, constituted part of the garrison at New Bern, NC, with Company G detached to nearby Fort Macon. The 45th saw action at Kingston on December 14, 1862, losing 15 killed and 43 wounded, and was engaged at Whitehall the next day suffering another 20 casualties. During the winter and spring, the 45th Massachusetts was employed on several scouts and expeditions and saw action at Core Creek on April 28, losing one killed and four wounded storming a Confederate fortification.
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