Captain Charles W. Tracy, Company H, 21st Missouri Volunteer Infantry

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Description Albumen print on carte de visite mount of Charles W. Tracy. MARKS: Inscriptions: "Yours Truly/Charles W.Tracy" MAKERS MARK NOTE:The bottom half of the signature was trimmed off, but the name matches the letters.
Year Range from 1862
Event Civil War
Year range to 1865
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Ink
Neg # 20461
Notes Bust view of Captain Charles W. Tracy wearing a line officers single breasted frock coat with officer's false embroidered insignia on the shoulders, with fold down velvet collar, and a moustache with full beard. Tracy enlisted into the regiment on July 15, 1861 as Quartermaster Sergeant and was appointed Captain of Company H, 21st Missouri Infantry on April 22, 1862. He was promoted to Major and then revoked. He was in command of the regiment during it's assault on Fort Blakely, Alabama. He was a 28 year old Civil Engineer in Canton, Missouri when he enlisted. He was single and was born in New York, New York. He mustered out at the expiration of his term of service in Mobile, Alabama on June 11, 1865 and James Smith took over command of the company. Tracey is the originator of the associated archival documents and artifacts with this photograph: Records of Company H, 21st Missouri Infantry and Object #859-T1, a field desk.
Object ID P2000.22.13
Object Name carte de visite
People Tracy, Charles W.
Print size H=4 W=2 1/4 in
Related Publications Published in the Fall 2009 issue of "Military Collector & Historian" magazine by Scott Cross.
Subjects Civil War
21st Missouri Volunteer Infantry
Title Captain Charles W. Tracy, Company H, 21st Missouri Volunteer Infantry
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