Walker S. Rouse

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Collection Helen Crary
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Description albumen print on card mount of Walker Rouse. MARKS: Whitehurst,/Gallery,/434 Pennsylvania Avenue,/Washington, D.C.
Year Range from 1861
Event Civil War
Year range to 1861
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Ink
Neg # 20410
Notes Full standing view of Corporal Walker S. "Printer Boy" Rouse, Company E, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry (Iron Brigade) wearing regulation dress blue uniform consisting of frock coat with corporal's chevrons, trousers with black welt, black felt uniform hat with infantry bugle, "E" and "2", standing by column.
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 P2000.18.1
Object Name carte de visite
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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