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  • Carved Bone Neckerchief Slide Aaron M. Alvord, 8th and 25th Ohio Infantry Wounded at Gettysburg / SOLD

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    Carved Bone Neckerchief Slide Aaron M. Alvord, 8th and 25th Ohio Infantry Wounded at Gettysburg - Inventory Number:  PER 395 / SOLD

    Carved cattle bone neckerchief slide inscribed “A. M. A. Co. D 8 OHIO Regt.” Aaron M. Alvord enlisted in the 3-month 8th Ohio Infantry in April 1861, and in June reenlisted for three years. The regiment suffered serious losses at Winchester, Antietam, and Fredericksburg, and played a crucial role in the repulse of Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg, where Alvord was wounded. He was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps due to his injuries, but evidently recovered sufficiently enough to enlist in the 25th Ohio Infantry in October 1864. He was wounded again at the Battle of Deveaux Neck, South Carolina on December 6, 1864. The neckerchief appears to depict an Ohio buckeye tree with branches and nuts, and measures 1 ½” across the front. The piece was originally part of the famous Norm Flayderman collection and has some ink inventory numbers on the back. The lot includes a hardcover reprint of the 1881 A Military History of the 8th Regiment Ohio Vol. Inf’y; Its Battles, Marches and Army Movements by Franklin Sawyer. A wonderful piece of Civil War soldier’s folk art. 

    Aaron M. Alvord - 20 years old. Enlisted on 4/29/1861 as a Private. On 4/29/1861 he mustered into "D" Co. OH 8th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 6/5/1861. He also had service in: "D" Co. OH 8th Infantry (3 yrs).

    Aaron Alvord - 20 years old. Enlisted on 6/5/1861 as a Private. On 6/5/1861 he mustered into "D" Co. OH 8th Infantry. He was transferred out on 12/15/1863. (Transfered to RC)

    Aaron M. Alvord - 23 years old. Enlisted on 10/15/1864 as a Private. On 10/15/1864 he mustered into "E" Co. OH 25th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 10/16/1865. He was listed as: Wounded 12/6/1864 Deveaux's Neck, SC. Federal Pension Information: He applied for a pension on 3/9/1876. Application # 215,431



         Eighth Infantry. - (Three Months' Service.) Col. Herman G. Depuy; Lieut.-Col., Freeman E. Franklin; Maj., Henry F. Will-son.  The companies composing this regiment were enrolled from April 18 to 27, 1861, and arrived at Camp Taylor on April 29. They were mustered into the U. S. service from April 24 to 30 for three months, and on May 2 the regiment was ordered to Camp Dennison, where it arrived on the following day.  The regimental organization was at once completed by the appointment of the field and staff officers.  The officers in command at once commenced instructions in the "drill," and vigorous efforts were put forth to fit the regiment for service at the front.  At once came the president's proclamation calling for 300,000 men for three years, when an effort was made to enlist the regiment for that period.  To this every company responded except I, and the new regiment of nine companies was enrolled for three years from June 5 to 25.  Co. I was mustered out on expiration of term of service, Aug. 21, with the exception of 8 men who were enrolled in Co. I of the new regiment on Aug. 10, for three years.  They, with recruits, made the new company and early in September joined the regiment at Grafton, Va.  Those who did not enlist for three years were mustered out from Aug. 18 to 22, 1861, at Columbus.



         Twenty-fifth Infantry. - Cols., James A. Jones, William P. Richardson; Lieut.-Cols., George Webster, James F. Charles-worth, Jeremiah Williams, Nathaniel Haughton; ; Majs., John W. Bowlus, Carrington E. Randall, Edward C. Culp.  "This regiment was organized at Columbus, Ohio, in June and July, 1861, to serve three years.  Co. D was permanently detached as the 12th battery, Ohio light artillery, March 17, 1862.  A new company was organized in Oct., 1864, to serve one year, and assigned to this regiment as Co. D.  The original members (except veterans) were mustered out July 16, 1864, and Co. D Oct. 16, 1865, by reason of expiration of term of service.  The organization, composed of veterans and recruits, was retained in service until June 18, 1866, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the war department."  (Official Army Register.)  It fought at Cheat mountain, Greenbrier, Camp Allegheny, Huntersville, Monterey, McDowell, Cross Keys, Freeman's ford, Second Battle of Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Hagerstown, Fort Wagner, Honey hill, Deveaux neck, Gregory's landing, occupation of Charleston, Swift creek, and several minor actions.  At Greenbrier, W. Va., the regiment was the last to leave the field, at Camp Allegheny it lost 9 killed and 75 se-verely wounded; it opened the battle of McDowell, Va. by a charge, in which the enemy was driven from his position, and remained until the last regiment had retired, when it covered the retreat, its loss in the engagement being 9 killed and 56 wounded.  At Cross Keys its loss was 8 killed 54 wounded and 2 missing, and in the second battle of Bull Run 10 killed, 78 wounded and 22 missing.  In the engagement at Chancellorsville, out of 444 men engaged its total loss was 174.  It went into action at Gettysburg with 220 men and lost 20 killed, 113 wounded and 50 missing, the majority of the officers having been killed or wounded, and at the close of the battle the regiment was commanded by a first lieutenant.  At Honey hill, S.  C., the regiment's loss in killed and wounded was 150, and of these 16 were commissioned officers.  At Deveaux neck and Gregory's landing it lost 54 men killed and wounded.


     Inventory Number:  PER 395 / SOLD