THE CIVIL WAR
Richard Lester

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Collection Helen Crary
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Description albumen print on card mount of Richard Lester
Year Range from 1861
Event Civil War
Year range to 1861
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Ink
Neg # 20407
Notes Full standing view of Richard Lester, 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.
Richard Lester was born about 1842 in Northern Wales. He resided at Oshkosh, Winnebago County when he enlisted there on Apr. 21, 1861, in Company E, 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. At the time of his enlistment he was a 19 year old clerk, stood 5' 8 1/2", light complection, brown eyes and brown hair. He was assigned as a private and was promoted to 1st Sergeant on December 8, 1863. He was wounded at the first battle of Bull Run, Virginia. Richard was mustered out on June 28, 1864 at the end of his term of enlistment. In 1870 he was working as a lawyer in La Crosse and in 1880 he was practicing in Appleton. He was listed as having died prior to May 1899 when Col. Harshaw presented his roster of Company E.
Object ID P2000.18.5
Object Name carte de visite
People Lester, Richard
Place Washington, DC
Print size H=4 W=2 1/2 in
Subjects Civil War
Soldiers
2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Iron Brigade
Officers
Clerks
Title Richard Lester
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