THE CIVIL WAR
Joseph Arnold

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Description quarter plate hand tinted tintype of Sergeant Joseph Arnold with floral brass mat, no preserver or case

MARKS: none
Year Range from 1862
Event Civil War
Year range to 1863
Medium Tin/Brass/Photographic Emulsion/Paint
Neg # 20559/T22939
Notes Full standing view of Sergeant Joseph Arnold, Company E, 26th Wisconsin Infantrytaken in field gallery, probably in Virginia, painted canvas backdrop with tents, flag and cannon. Arnold wears forage cap, fatigue blouse belt with "US" buckle and non-commissioned officer's sword and sash. Enlisted from Fond du Lac on August 15, 1862 as sergeant, fought at Battle of Chancellosville, promoted to 1st Sergeant, captured on July 1, 1863 at Battle of Gettysburg, POW at Belle Isle, Richmond, Virginia untill March 7, 1864, participated in Atlanta Campaign, March to the Sea, and Carolina Campaign. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on February 11, 1865, mustered out June 13, 1865. Arnold was born May 17, 1842 in Cleveland, Ohio. His parents Frederick and Margaret came to America in 1835 from Bavaria. In 1843 they moved to Milwaukee and in 1851 came to Oshkosh. Joseph was a butcher when he enlisted at Milwaukee in the 1st Wisconsin Infantry (Three Months Regiment) on April 16, 1861. He mustered out on August 15, 1861. After the war he married Matilda Moss on November 24, 1868 and raised four daughters. Arnold operated a restaurant and bottled Mineral water. He also founded G.A. R. Post in Oshkosh. He died June 28, 1897 and is burried in the Masonic section, block E, lot 14, at Riverside Cemetery.
Object ID P2000.16.1
Object Name tintype
People Arnold, Joseph
Place Virginia
Print size H=4 1/4 W=3 1/4 in
Subjects Civil War
26th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Prisoners of war
Officers
Soldiers
Title Joseph Arnold
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