James H. Carlisle, 1st Wisconsin Cavalry

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Description Albumen print on carte de visite stock of James H. Carlisle. MARKS: Inscribed, "J. H. Carlisle an Oshkosh Volunteer in Civil War". Orange 2 cent "Bank Check" stamp on back.
Year Range from 1865
Event Civil War
Film Size 4" x 5"
Year range to 1866
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Ink
Neg # 23454
Notes Full standing view of James H. Carlisle wearing an officer's frock coat with 2nd Lieutenant's shoulder boards. His right hand is thrust in his coat in a Napoleonic pose.
James was born circa 1841 at Maine. He listed his residnece as Oshkosh, Winnebago County when he enlisted in Company D, 1st Wisconsin Cavalry on August 20, 1861. He re-enlisted on Jan. 4, 1864 in Company F, 1st Regiment Wisconsin Cavalry. Single and a druggist, he stood 5'7" tall with grey eyes, dark hair and a light complexion. James was taken prisoner on Sept. 11, 1862 at Bloomfield, Missouri. He was paroled and discharged on Nov. 15, 1862. He married Frances Alida Sprague in Oshkosh on January 1, 1863. Returning to his regiment, James was promoted to Sergeant in that company on Nov. 11, 1864 at Louisville, Kentucky. He was detached to recruit men for the U.S. Colored Troops and he was then mustered out on July 19, 1865. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of Company E, 136th US Colored Troops. In 1868 he was working as a carpenter. James was listed as a grocer in Oshkosh from 1869-1870, at 12 Kansas St. (South Main Street). He may have moved to Providence, RI where two images of him were taken. In 1885 veteran census he is listed as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry, but his name does not appear in the roster. Lived in Fort Howard in 1885, West Greenbay in 1895, and not listed in 1905.
Object ID P2001.3.24
Object Name Carte de visite
People Carlisle, James H.
Print size 2.5" x 4"
Subjects Civil War
1st Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry
Title James H. Carlisle, 1st Wisconsin Cavalry
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