Autographed cdv of Lt Thomas Saul, 25th Mass Vols, served 9/61-4/65, POW Cold Harbor exchanged in Dec of 1864. Great view with officer of the day sash and sword and pistol.
The 25th Massachusetts was organized at Camp Lincoln in Worcester, Massachusetts beginning September 1, 1861 and mustered in for a three-year enlistment on October 31, 1861 under the command of Colonel Edwin M. The regiment was attached to Foster's 1st Brigade, Burnside's Expeditionary Corps, to April 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Department of North Carolina, to December 1862.
Lee's Brigade, Department of North Carolina, to January 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, XVIII Corps, Department of North Carolina, to June 1863.
2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Defenses of New Bern, North Carolina, Department of North Carolina, to August 1863. District of the Pamlico, North Carolina, Department of Virginia and North Carolina, to September 1863. Defenses of New Bern, North Carolina, Department of Virginia and North Carolina, to October 1863.
Heckman's Brigade, Newport News, Virginia, Department of Virginia and North Carolina, to January 1864. Unattached, United States Forces, Portsmouth, Virginia, Department of Virginia and North Carolina, to March 1864.
2nd Brigade, United States Forces, Portsmouth, Virginia, to April 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, XVIII Corps, Department of Virginia and North Carolina, to September 1864. Defenses of New Bern, North Carolina, District of North Carolina, Department of Virginia and North Carolina, to March 1865. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Beaufort, North Carolina, Department of North Carolina, to March 1865.
2nd Brigade Division, District of Beaufort, North Carolina, Department of North Carolina, to April 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, XXIII Corps, Department of North Carolina, to July 1865. The 25th Massachusetts mustered out of service July 28, 1865.
October 31-November 1, and duty there until January 7, 1862. Burnside's Expedition to Hatteras Inlet and Roanoke Island, North Carolina, January 7 February 7, 1862. Battle of Roanoke Island February 8. Expedition to New Bern March 1113. Battle of New Bern March 14.Provost duty at New Bern until May 9. Reconnaissance toward Trenton May 1516.
Picket and outpost duty until July. Expedition to Trenton and Pollocksville July 2428. Guard, picket, and outpost duty at New Bern until December 10. Demonstration on New Bern November 11.
Foster's Expedition to Goldsboro December 1020. Duty at New Bern until October 1863. Demonstration on Kinston March 68, Core Creek March 7. Skirmishes at Deep Gully, New Bern, March 1314. Demonstration on Kinston May 2023.Expedition to Swift Creek July 1720, and to Winton July 2531. Moved to Newport News October 1618, and duty there until January 22, 1864.
Moved to Portsmouth January 22, 1864, and duty in the defenses of that city until April 26. Moved to Yorktown April 26.Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 428. Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred May 5. Port Walthal, Chester Station, May 67. Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church May 910.
Operations against Port Darling May 1216. Drury's Bluff May 1416. Bermuda Hundred front May 1728.Moved to White House, then to Cold Harbor May 28 June 1. Battles about Cold Harbor June 112; before Petersburg June 1518. Siege of Petersburg and Richmond June 16 to September 4. In the trenches at Bermuda Hundred August 25 September 4. Moved to New Bern, North Carolina, September 410, and duty there until March 1865.
Non-veterans ordered home October 5, 1864, and mustered out October 20, 1864. Demonstration from New Bern on Kinston December 913, 1864.
Operations against Goldsboro, North Carolina, March 321. Battle of Wyes Fork March 810. Occupation of Kinston March 14. Moved to Goldsboro March 2223, and duty there until April 3.
Advance on Raleigh April 913. Occupation of Raleigh April 14.
Moved to Greensboro May 37, then to Charlotte May 1213, and duty there until July 13. Moved to Readville, Massachusetts, July 1321.The regiment lost a total of 330 men during service; 7 officers and 154 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 169 enlisted men died of disease. The item "Civil War Era CDV Union Lt Thomas Saul of Templeton Mass, 25th Mass Vols" is in sale since Friday, January 4, 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.
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