Albumen of Identified Officers in the 109th USCT
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Albumen of Identified Officers in the 109th USCT

$750

Albumen of Identified Officers in the 109th USCT – This fine albumen, housed in its original frame and under original period glass (we removed the glass to take the pictures for our site), depicts five Union officers, all identified by name, written in period ink above or beneath each officer. All five of the identified officers served in the 109th United States Colored Troops. The officers named are: Captain Julius HIgley, Captain Charles Hart, 2nd Lt. George Phillips, 1rst Lt. Edwin Salter and Captain Marshall Twitchell. All five officers, with the exception of Twitchell, are wearing their slouch hats; all five are wearing their sword belts and swords. This is a fine image, in superior condition. The backing of the image is a period lithograph; the hand-cancelled revenue stamp is affixed to the back of the image proper. The measurements are as follows: Frame: Height – 12.25”; Width – 10.5”; Image: Height – 7.5”; Width – 5.5”

 

             UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS - 109th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry

OVERVIEW: Organized at Louisville, Ky., July 5, 1864. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Kentucky, 5th Division, 23rd Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to October, 1864. Martindale’s Provisional Brigade, 18th Corps, Army of the James, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 25th Corps and Dept. of Texas, to March, 1866.

SERVICE: Duty at Louisville and Louisa, Ky., till October, 1864. Ordered to join Army of the Potomac before Petersburg and Richmond, Va. Duty at Deep Bottom and in trenches before Richmond north of the James River till March, 1865. Actions at Fort Harrison December 10, 1864, and January 23, 1865. Moved to Hatcher’s Run March 27-28. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Boydton Road, Hatcher’s Run, March 29-31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Duty at Petersburg and City Point till May. Embarked for Texas May 25, arriving at Indianola, Texas, June 25. Duty there and on the Rio Grande, Texas, till March, 1866. Mustered out March 21, 1866.

 109th United States Colored Troops

1864

July 5  Organized at Louisville, Ky.

July-October  Duty at Louisville and Louisa, Ky. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Kentucky, then 5th Division, 23rd Corps, Dept. of the Ohio

October          Ordered to Join Army of the Potomac before Petersburg and Richmond, Va. Duty at Deep Bottom and in trenches before Richmond north of the James River attached to Martindale’s Provisional Brigade, 18th Corps, Army of the James

December 10 Actions at Fort Harrison

December      Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 25th Corps

1865

January          Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond

March 27-28 Moved to Hatcher’s Run

March 28-April 9      Appomattox Campaign

March 29-31 Boydton Road, Hatcher’s Run

April 2            Fall of Petersburg

April 3-9         Pursuit of Lee

April 9           Appomattox Court House Surrender of Lee and his army.

 

April-May       Duty at Petersburg and City Point

May 25           Embarked for Texas

June 25          Arrived Indianola, Texas

July     Duty at Indianola and at various points on the Rio Grande

1866

March 21       Mustered out

 

Id’d Officers of 109th USCT in Albumen

 Julius H. Higley

Residence was not listed; 24 years old. Enlisted on 8/21/1862 at Hartford, NY as a Private. On 9/4/1862 he mustered into “E” Co. NY 123rd Infantry. He was discharged for promotion on 6/30/1864; On 6/30/1864 he was commissioned into “A” Co. US CT 109th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 2/6/1866 Promotions: 1st Lieut 6/30/1864 (As of Co. A 109th USCT Infantry), Capt 5/31/1865

 Charles E. Hart

Residence New Haven CT; Enlisted on 7/28/1862 at New Haven, CT as a Corporal. On 8/25/1862 he mustered into “I” Co. CT 15th Infantry. He was discharged for promotion on 8/1/1864. On 8/1/1864 he was commissioned into “E” Co. US CT 109th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 2/6/1866; Promotions: 1st Lieut 8/1/1864 (As of Co. E 109th USCT Infantry;) Capt 7/8/1865

 George W. Phillips

Residence was not listed; 26 years old. Enlisted on 8/11/1862 at Ridgeway, NY as a Musician. On 10/22/1862 he mustered into “A” Co. NY 151st Infantry. He was discharged for promotion on 7/11/1864 at Baltimore, MD. On 7/12/1864 he was commissioned into “D” Co. US CT 109th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 2/6/1866; Promotions 2nd Lieut 7/11/1864 (As of Co. D 109th USCT Infantry)

 

Edwin D. Salter

Residence was not listed; 18 years old. Enlisted on 7/30/1862 at Wilna, NY as a Private. On 8/15/1862 he mustered into “D” Co. NY 10th Heavy Artillery. He was discharged for promotion on 8/8/1864 at Louisa, KY. On 8/29/1864 he was commissioned into “F” Co. US CT 109th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 2/6/1866. Promotions: Corpl 9/11/1862; 2nd Lieut 8/29/1864 (As of Co. F 109th USCT Infantry); 1st Lieut 8/14/1865 (As of Co. D); Intra Regimental Company Transfers: 8/14/1865 from company F to company D

 

 Marshall H. Twitchell

Residence Townshend VT; Enlisted on 8/26/1861 as a Private. On 9/21/1861 he mustered into “I” Co. VT 4th Infantry. He Re-enlisted on 12/15/1863. He was discharged for promotion on 9/10/1864 at Baltimore, MD. On 9/10/1864 he was commissioned into “H” Co. US CT 109th Infantry. He was discharged on 7/5/1866. He was listed as: Wounded 5/5/1864 Wilderness, VA. Promotions: Corpl 1/6/1862; Sergt 4/10/1862; 1st Sergt 10/10/1862; Capt 9/10/1864 (As of Co. H 109th USCT Infantry)