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Original Civil War Id’d Mahogany Folding Camp Mirror

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Original Civil War Id’d Mahogany Folding Camp Mirror – We have had several Civil War period folding camp mirrors, but this example is of a markedly higher quality. It was constructed of fine-grained mahogany and is a larger size than most examples; the original mirror is still in place, as well. The mirror case retains its brass wire, hanging hook for attachment to a tent pole or tree, when in the field. Carefully scratched into the interior surface, is the name of the Civil War soldier owner – “A. H. Dyson”. Andrew H. Dyson enlisted on May 23, 1864 into Co. E, 135th Indiana Infantry, a 100-day unit; he mustered out on September 29, 1864. This unit was assigned to railroad guard duty along the lines of the Nashville & Chattanooga, Tennessee & Alabama, and Memphis & Charleston railroads.  They were engaged in this assignment until the latter part of Aug., 1864, serving beyond the time for which they had enlisted, keeping Sherman’s lines of communication open for the transportation of supplies to his army. The mirror measures as follows: Length – 7.25”; Width – 4 1/8”.

 Andrew H. Dyson

Residence Boone County IN; Enlisted on 5/23/1864 as a Private. On 5/23/1864 he mustered into “E” Co. IN 135th Infantry; He was Mustered Out on 9/29/1864 at Indianapolis, IN

 

135th Indiana Infantry (100 Days)

Organized: Indianapolis, IN on 5/25/64; Mustered Out: 9/29/64 at Indianapolis, IN

Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 0; Officers Died of Disease, Accidents, etc.: 0; Enlisted Men Killed or Mortally Wounded: 0; Enlisted Men Died of Disease, Accidents, etc.: 28

 One Hundred and Thirty-fifth Infantry INDIANA (100 DAYS)

One Hundred Days’ Volunteers. — Indiana’s quota of 100 days’ troops was eight regiments, numbering consecutively from the 132nd to the 139th, inclusive. They were used largely for guard duty and in garrisoning necessary points, relieving veteran troops for active field work in the important campaigns of 1864.  These troops were to perform such duty as might be required of them in any state, and were to be armed, subsisted, clothed and paid by the United States. Upon reaching Nashville they were assigned to railroad guard duty along the lines of the Nashville & Chattanooga, Tennessee & Alabama, and Memphis & Charleston railroads.  They were kept constantly engaged in this work until the latter part of Aug., 1864, serving beyond the time for which they had enlisted, keeping Sherman’s lines of communication open for the transportation of supplies to his army.

One Hundred and Thirty-fifth Infantry. — Col, William C. Wilson Lieut.- Col., John H. Gould; Maj., Benjamin M Gregory. This regiment was organized in May, 1864, being composed of companies raised in the 8th Congressional district.  Mustered in at Indianapolis in May, 1864, it left the state at once, moving to Tennessee.  It was mustered out in Aug. 1864. Strength, 930.  Loss by death, 25; desertion, 4.

 

 

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