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    Albumen Photograph of Members of the 7th PA Reserves, also known as the PA 36th Infantry - Inventory Number: CDV 208

    Killed in Action at Antietam, Md.  Left: John K. Torbert, Right: Private Henry Albert, Center: Frank Transure.

    Company F, Seventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserves

    Reverse reads: "Late of Co. F, 7th Regt, P.R.V.C. Picture taken June 1861 at breaking out of the great rebellion and just before leaving Wilkes-Barre PA for the Army June 13th, 1861. 

    Both Private Transure and Torbert were captures during the Wilderness battle, May 1864.  The young man in the center Henry Albert, was killed at the Battle of Antietam, September 16th, 1862. 

    Professionally framed and ready to display.  Frame measure approximately 11 inches by 9 inches.  A truly amazing albumen. 

     

    John K. Torbet:

    Residence Luzerne County PA; 

    Enlisted on 6/13/1861 as a Private.

    On 6/13/1861 he mustered into "F" Co. PA 36th Infantry 

    He was discharged on 5/8/1865

    He was listed as:

    * POW 5/5/1864 Wilderness, VA

    * Returned 2/24/1865 (place not stated)

    (Or Torbert. Attended ceremonies at dedication of memorial at Andersonville, 1905.)

    After the War he lived in 372 S Franklin ST, WilkesBarre, PA

     

    Henry Albert:

    Residence Luzerne County PA; 19 years old.

    Enlisted on 6/13/1861 at Luzerne County, PA as a Private.

    On 7/27/1861 he mustered into "F" Co. PA 36th Infantry 

    He was Killed on 9/17/1862 at Antietam, MD

    Other Information:

    Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, White Haven, Luzerne Co., PA

    Federal Pension Information: His Mother (Susan Albert) applied for a pension on 12/8/1879 application # 255,508

     

    John K. Torbet:

    Residence Luzerne County PA; 

    Enlisted on 6/13/1861 as a Private.

    On 6/13/1861 he mustered into "F" Co. PA 36th Infantry 

    He was discharged on 5/8/1865

    He was listed as:

    * POW 5/5/1864 Wilderness, VA

    * Returned 2/24/1865 (place not stated)

    (Or Torbert. Attended ceremonies at dedication of memorial  at Andersonville, 1905.)

    After the War he lived in 372 S Franklin ST, WilkesBarre, PA

     

     

    PENNSYLVANIA THIRTY-SIXTH INFANTRY (Three Years) 

         Thirty-sixth Infantry. - Cols., Elisha B. Harvey, H. C. Bolinger, Lieut.-Cols., Joseph Totten, H. C. Bolinger, R. M. Henderson, Chauncey A. Lyman , Majs., Chauncey A. Lyman, LeGrand B. Speece.  This regiment was the 7th of the reserves. 

    It was organized at West Chester, ordered to Washington on July 21, 1861, and there mustered into the U. S. service on the 27th for a three years' term.  At Tennallytown, in August, it was assigned to the 2nd brigade of the reserves under Brig.-Gen. George G. Meade.  Stationed at Great Falls and later at Tennallytown, the troops constantly expected an engagement with the forces in the vicinity, but none occurred until the affair at Dranesville, Va., in December, in which the 3d brigade won a victory, but the 2nd arrived too late to participate.  At Mechanicsville the part of the regiment was not important, but at Gaines' mill it was in the thick of the fight and its losses were heavy.  It was active at Glendale; in reserve at Malvern hill; met with heavy losses at Antietam, and made a gallant dash at Fredericksburg, where the flag of the 19th Ga. was captured by Corp. Jacob Cart, the only trophy gained in the battle. Cart received a medal of honor for his bravery.  On Dec. 17, 1862, the regiment went into winter quarters at Belle Plain, but left them to join in the "Mud March," and in Feb., 1863, was ordered to Washington for rest and to recruit.  It remained at or near Alexandria throughout that year and the first months of the following year, and then joined the Army of the Potomac in the Wilderness campaign.  The 36th was then attached to the 1st brigade, 3d division, 5th corps, and at the Wilderness a large detachment of the regiment was cut off and made prisoners.  Of the 272 captured many never returned from their prisons.  The remaining battalion was with the army until June, participating in the hard fighting of the month.  The veterans and recruits were then transferred to the 190th Pa. infantry, and the regiment was mustered out at Philadelphia on June 16, 1864.  Out of the fine body of men who had made up the 36th but few returned for muster out.  Those few, however, were greeted with the appreciation so well earned by their heroism.

     

    Inventory Number: CDV 208