David Jack, Troop L, 1st Iowa Volunteer Cavalry

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Description Albumen print mounted on oval white cardstock of David Jack, Troop L, 1st Iowa Volunteer Cavalry
Year Range from 1861
Event Civil War
Film Size 4" x 5"
Year range to 1865
Medium Photographic Paper/Cardstock/Ink
Neg # 21661
Notes Three-quarter seated portrait of an unidentified Civil War Cavalryman. He wears a Mounted Service Jacket with Corporal's chevrons; trousers; gauntlets; Mounted Service Belt with pistol holster; and holds a cavalry saber. This is very possibly the donor's father, David Jack, Jr. who lived in Iowa during the Civil War and was originally from Chester County, PA (where the image was made). He served in Troop L, 1st Iowa Volunteer Cavalry until 1866 shortly later he lost his arm.
David Jack, Jr. was born about 1836, the son of David Jack, Sr., and Jane Curry. The family migrated to Iowa about 1855. David Jack married Mary Elizabeth Nelings in 1860, in National, Iowa. The couple had two children: Florence, born about 1861; and Jessie Annette Jack, born 1864 or 1865. David enlisted in Lee County on August 25, 1862 in Troop L, 1st Iowa Infantry. He mustered out with the regiment on February 15, 1866 at Austin, Texas. They left the farm for the village, and the village for a larger town, New Hampton, also in northern Iowa. From youth David Jack's eyesight was so poor his reading had to be done for him, and he lost one arm after the war. They moved to Oshkosh, WI in 1889 and Fond du Lac in 1890. Here he was vice-president of the Gurney Refrigeration Corporation. He died in the hospital at Rochester, MN on December 14, 1912 from complications from surgery.
Object ID P1935.5.1
Object Name Print, Albumen
People Jack, David, Jr.
Place Oxford, PA
Print size 8" x 10"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Civil War
Title David Jack, Troop L, 1st Iowa Volunteer Cavalry
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