Published image of Color Bearer Nathan Gillette 1st Connecticut Light Artillery and Unit National flag in a 1/6 plate Ambrotype. Copy of the image is kept in the Museum of History in Hartford Ct that has a repository of Civil War images.
Image is Clear and Clean but a little bit dark. Rare to have an identified Flag Bearer in this type of format. The 1st Connecticut Light Artillery Battery, recruited from the state of Connecticut, served in the Union Army between October 26, 1861 and June 11, 1865 during the American Civil War.Image is in a Repaired case. The 1st Connecticut Light Artillery Battery, under the command of Captains Alfred P. Clinton, was organized in October 1861, and recruited from the state of Connecticut. The members joined at Meriden (Hanover village) and were mustered, for three years, into U. Service on October 26, 1861. The battery consisting of 156 men, embarked for New York on January 13, 1862, leaving there on the 21st for Port Royal, South Carolina, and arriving at Beaufort, South Carolina February 6th. The battery was drilled in artillery tactics during the next three months and saw its first actual service at Pocotaligo.
 During General David Hunter's movement in June against Charleston, the battery took an active part, receiving honorable mention in General Orders for good conduct and for well served guns. The left section of the battery shared in an expedition to Florida in September and October, 1862, and was active at Fort Finnegan.  An expedition, commanded by Lieutenant Clinton, to destroy the railroad bridge above Willstown. This resulted in the loss of two of its guns through the grounding of the steamer, the guns being sunk in the river to prevent their capture. In July, the battery was engaged on James Island and was complimented by General Alfred Terry. Following this the battery was ordered to Folly Island and for nine months it formed part of the reserve under General Quincy Adams Gillmore. In December, 1863, while stationed at Folly Island, forty-six men reenlisted for another three-year term. Photo of a 12-pound Napoleon cannon (1864) on the grounds of the Texas Capitol in Austin. On April 18, 1864, the battery embarked for Fort Monroe from where it proceeded to Gloucester Point and on May 4, it joined General Benjamin Butler's forces at Bermuda Hundred.  It was actively engaged at Chester Station on the Richmond and Petersburg turnpike and at Proctor's Creek, losing two killed and ten wounded among the former being Lieutenant George Metcalfe. Following the affair at Deep Bottom in August it was almost constantly engaged before moving to Petersburg on September 23. It then moved across the James River to a point near Fort Harrison. Following this it was assigned to the light artillery brigade of XXV Corps under General Godfrey Weitzel. It was active at Chaffin's Bluff and Johnson's Farm in October. Following this it was ordered to City Point, where it exchanged its James Rifles for 12-pound Napoleons. The unit was comparatively inactive during the winter of 18641865. But on April 3, 1865, the Confederates abandoned their defences and the battery entered Richmond with the XXV Corps, where they received news of Lee's surrender.  The unit continued to serve in the vicinity of Richmond until June 11, when it was mustered out at Manchester, Richmond. It started for home the following day and reached New Haven on June 14. The battery was the first of the veteran troops to return to Connecticut. Having been in service three years and eight months, it participated in about twenty engagement.
The item "Civil War Ambrotype Nathan Gillette & Flag 1st Light Artillery Connecticut" is in sale since Tuesday, February 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "civil_war_photos" and is located in Midland, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.