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#16438 - Ambrotype Two 176 th PA troopers ~ one Died in War
This is an original Sixth-plate Ruby glass ambrotype of two enthusiastic Union recruits in kepis. They are obviously friends going off to fight for the Union together. Great clarity. Some minor swipes to emulsion. They are identified in back of case: William R. Wimmer and John Schleifer(on right). Both enlisted in Co. E of PA 176 regiment in November 1862. Their exact images shown on the Civil War Database confirms this. Sadly, John died at Hilton Head, SC on 2/5/1863. Possibly William mourned enough to not reenlist. He was mustered out on 8/8/1863 and went on to lead a long life in Allentown, PA. Belonged to GAR Post #87. Died 10/25/1930. Gosh! What he'd seen pass in that lifetime! This comes in a leatherette half case.

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