Lot 3079: Civil War Grouping of Private Freeman H. Smith-7th New Hampshire Infantry

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Description: Civil War grouping of photography and documents/ephemera of Private Freeman H. Smith, Company H, 7th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry including; 1.) Sixth plate ambrotype of a knees up standing view of Smith wearing 9-button frock, with belt and cross plate holding Jeff Davis type hat with jaeger horn a "7" and a "H" with plume. Stenciled on silk pad is "F.H. Smith, Co H. 7th NHV" with some degradation to pad. 2.) Sixth plate ambrotype of two soldiers knees up seated (Smith on right). Both soldiers wear 9-button jacket with left soldier wearing corporal stripes. Both soldiers holding kepis on lap each hat presents jaeger with "7" and "H" with note sewn to pad "19 Yr Old Freeman Smith brother of Helen Smith Blood Lillis Bessie Joys mother and his chum Chester Colburn Hollis NH-right one 1864" Case has been rehinged. 3.) Coffin plate (3" x 5") engraved "Freeman H. Smith. Died Feb 22, 1867 Aged 21 Yrs 11Mos 10ds". 4.) Coffin plate (3.5" x 6.5") engraved "John F. Smith Died Feb 24 1882 Aged 63 yrs. 5.) State of New Hampshire Civil War testimonial for Freeman H. Smith dated 1867. Certificate exhibits some damage and tears and is housed in period frame. Certificate measures 10" x 14" with frame measuring 11.75" x 15.75". 6.) Grouping of 8 Civil War letters from Freeman and 1 from his brother Robert. Letters lack envelopes and are dated 1864 and 1865 with mostly family related information and some camp news. Image sold with photocopies of Smith's pension file from the National Archives. Smith also served in the 1st and 15th New Hampshire Infantries.
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