Walker S. Rouse

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Collection Charles R. Nevitt
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Collodian emulsion 6th plate tintype, hand tinted, without case of Walker S. Rouse. Made while Rouse was in Washington in 1861.
Year Range from 1861
Event Civil War
Year range to 1861
Medium Tin/Photographic Emulsion/Paint
Neg # 20416
Notes Full seated view of Corporal Walker S. "Printer Boy" Rouse, Company E, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry (Iron Brigade) wearing state issue gray uniform consisting of frock coat, trousers with black welt, forage cap, and canvas leggings.Rouse has removed the stiffeners in his cap, so that it slouches forward. A brass letter 'E' is visible on the front.
Walker Rouse was born circa 1840 in New York. He was listed in the 1860 federal census and residing in the first ward of the city of Oshkosh, Winnebago County. Walker was then shown as a printer. Rouse was a typesetter for Charles Nevitt at the "Northwestern" and was nicknamed "Printer Boy Rouse". Rouse enlisted as corporal on April 21, 1861 in Oshkosh. He was promoted to sergeant on December 31, 1861 and 1st Sergeant on January 1, 1863. He participated in the Battles of 1st Bull Run (wounded), Gainsville (wounded and prisoner), and Gettysburg (mortally wounded). He died July 11, 1863 in a field hospital in Gettysburg and is buried there in the National Cemetery.
Object ID P1999.1.50
Object Name tintype
People Rouse, Walker S.
Place Washington, DC
Print size H=4 W=2 1/2 in
Subjects Civil War
2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Iron Brigade
Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
Title Walker S. Rouse
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