Cabinet Photograph of Corporal James T. Crosslin 11th Missouri Cavalry, Died of Disease at DeVall’s Bluff, Arkansas - Inventory Number: ALB 256 / SOLD
Cabinet card photograph of a tintype of Corporal James T. Crosslin, a 24-year-old, 6’4” tall blacksmith that enlisted in the 11th Missouri Cavalry in December 1862. He was listed as wounded in the hospital at Rolla, Missouri in February 1864. He died of disease in the regimental hospital at DeVall’s Bluff, Arkansas on September 25, 1864. The cabinet card measures 4 ¾” by 5 ¾” and has the following inscription on the back, “Grandpa Crosslin /James E. /My Great Grandpa/ Killed in Civil War/ Lived in St. Lewis/ You can see your Dad looked like him / Cassie.” The photograph depicts Crosslin wearing a cavalry shell jacket with corporal’s chevrons, saber, and Colt revolver tucked into his belt. The image is accompanied by a folder with additional information on Crosslin and the 11th Missouri.
Eleventh Cavalry MISSOURI (3-YEARS)
Eleventh Cavalry. -- Cols., W. D. Wood, J. F. Dwight; Lieut.-Cols., J. W. Stephens, L. C. Pace, F. W. Lewis; Majs., J. W. Stephens, L. Pace, J. T. Ross, J. F. Dwight, F. W. Lewis, L. W. Brown, A. B. Kauffman.
The organization of this regiment was completed at Benton barracks, St. Louis, Dec. 11, 1863, by the muster in of Co. M. All the other companies had been previously mustered in and were already in the field: Cos. A and H in New Mexico and Arizona; B. C, E and G. at Springfield, Mo.; D, F. I and K, at Batesville, Ark.
In Feb., 1864, the regiment, with the exception of Co. H. which remained in Arizona, was united at Batesville, where it remained until April, taking part in the battles of Spring Town, Waugh's farm, Little Red River and Jacksonport.
It was then ordered to Devall's Bluff where it remained until the following November, when it was ordered to Brownsville, and was attached to the 2nd brigade, cavalry division, 7th corps. In Feb., 1865, it was ordered to Little Rock, and it remained there until May, when it was ordered to New Orleans, with the expectation of being sent to the Rio Grande, but in July it was directed to report at Benton barracks, St. Louis, for muster out.
On Aug. 11, 1865, it was discharged from the service, having marched over 10,000 miles in its various expeditions.
Source: The Union Army, vol. 4, p. 276
Inventory Number: ALB 256 / SOLD