Private Milton Hare, 8th Indiana Cavalry
Pvt Hare writes his mother on October 2, 1864 of being wounded in the leg.
Source: transcript and images Heritage Auction. LOT #47065
“I am in they hospitle at Nashville no. 19 but I don’t expect to stay thare very much longer if I can help it. I will tell you what made mey come here was one of they rebs bullets skelped my thie just deep enough to make it feele good. Thay shot my horse in they foot furst and he rard up and then thay shot mey through they [illegible] and it went a had through him and that put a stop to his going and I got out of thare in a purty big hurey…it was last Tuesday morning is when it camensed and lasted all day until late in they evening and in they morning they rebs had got back about five miles and I cold not tell you where thay are now…I cant tell you how meney was killed and wonded but it don’t know.”
He continues to assuage his mother’s fears on October 12, 1864, writing: “I don’t whant you to bey oneasy about mey for I will bey all wright in about a month I think…I have all they care taken on my leg that is needed…”
Private George W Shaw served with the 80th Illinois Vols from 8/62-5/65. “Eightieth Infantry. — Col., Thomas G. Allen; Lieut.-Cols., Andrew F. Rogers, Erastus N. Bates; Majs., Erastus N. Bates, Henry Zeis. This regiment was organized at Centralia and was mustered into the U. S. service on Aug. 25, 1862. It was ordered to Louisville on Sept. 4 and was assigned to the 33d brigade, 10th division, Army of the Ohio. On Oct. 1 it marched in pursuit of Bragg, passed through Taylorville, Bloomfield and Mackville, and was engaged in the battle of Perryville, losing 14 killed and 58 wounded. In April, 1863, the regiment was mounted and during the same month was attacked at Dug gap and Sand mountain, but on both occasions repulsed the enemy, capturing a battery of 2 guns at Sand mountain. The loss to the regiment was 2 killed and 16 wounded. At Blount’s farm on May 2 it again defeated the enemy and on May 3 was surrendered to a vastly superior force, under Gen. Forrest. On being exchanged in the fall of 1863, the regiment rejoined the army and was present at the battles of Wauhatchie and Missionary ridge. In the Atlanta campaign it participated in the battles of Dalton, Resaca, Adairsville, Cassville, Dallas, Pine mountain, Kennesaw mountain, Marietta, Peachtree creek, Atlanta, Jonesboro and Lovejoy’s Station. During the campaign it captured about 150 prisoners, and lost 25 killed and 60 wounded. It participated in the battle of Nashville, where it captured a 3-gun battery and 100 prisoners. On June 10, 1865, it was mustered out and proceeded to Camp Butler, Ill., for final pay and discharge.”
The backmark is Van Stavoren of Nashville.
Here is a lot of 11 rare cartes de visite (plus 1 engraving) of southern Methodist Episcopal Bishops, including Holland Nimmons McTyeire, the co-founder of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville photographer T.F. Saltsman.
T.F. Saltsman, corner of College and Union Station
The identified are Geroge Foster Pierce, Henry Bidleman Bascom, Hubbard Hinde Kavanaugh, Enoch Mather Marvin, James Osgood Andrew, William Capers, William Wightman, Joshua Soule, John Early, Robert Paine. There is one not identified, I think it might be Edward Thomson. [From an eBay listing Jan 2020]