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Alvin N. Bugbee

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Collection Helen Crary
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Description albumen print on card mount of Alvin N. Bugbee.
Year Range from 1861
Event Civil War
Year range to 1861
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Ink
Neg # 20412
Notes Full standing view of Alvin N. Bugbee, Company E, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry (Iron Brigade) wearing regulation dress blue uniform consisting of frock coat, trousers, black felt uniform hat with infantry bugle, "E" and "2", standing by column.
Alvin N. Bugbee was born January 1, 1830 at Longmeadow, Massachusetts, the son of Mary Ann Ashley and Jesse Bugbee. Alvin was listed as single and a lumberman residing at Oshkosh, Winnebago County when he enlisted on May 25, 1861 in Company E, 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Standing over 5'11" tall, he had gray eyes, brown hair and a florid complexion. He was present at Battles of Blackburn's Ford and 1st Bull Run, where he was slightly wounded. He transferred to division Engineer Corps on April 1862. Alvin was discharged on December 8, 1863 when he was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant of Company A,19th Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops on December 20, 1863. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on August 16, 1864 and Brevet Captain on March 13, 1865. Alvin was mustered out on January 15, 1867. He married Lucy Kendall Davis in Oshkosh on November 28, 1867. He was listed in 1868 as a lumberman residing at 48 Mt. Vernon Street in the city of Oshkosh. Hiram D. Bugbee, his brother, was also listed at that address. Alvin was listed in 1870 as a lumberman residing with his wife in the fourth ward of Oshkosh. Alvin was living in Minneapolis in 1880 and 1885. The article of Col. Harshaw in 1899 listed that Alvin was then residing at Trenton, New Jersey. He died in Trenton on December 3, 1903.
Object ID P2000.18.4
Object Name carte de visite
People Bugbee, Alvin N.
Place Washington, DC
Print size H=4 W=2 1/2 in
Subjects Civil War
Soldiers
2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Iron Brigade
Afro-Americans
Title Alvin N. Bugbee
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