Carte de visite image of John Hendrickson, who enlisted as a 1st lieutenant in the 83rd New York Infantry in May 1861. As Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment at Fredericksburg, Hendrickson was severely wounded in the leg, which was amputated below the knee. He served throughout the remainder of the war in the Veteran Reserve Corps and was in command of the Draft Rendezvous at Gallop’s Island in Boston. A clear image with some soiling and a backmark of A.K. Joslyn of Gallop’s Island, Boston Harbor.
John Hendrickson - 29 years old. Enlisted on 5/27/1861 at New York City, NY as a 1st Lieutenant. On 5/27/1861 he was commissioned into "G" Co. NY 83rd Infantry. He was discharged for wounds on 8/31/1863. On 8/28/1863 he was commissioned into Field & Staff Veteran Reserve Corps 5th. He was Mustered Out on 6/30/1866. He was listed as: Wounded 12/13/1862 Fredericksburg, VA (Severely wounded in right leg, amputated). Promotions: Capt 7/1/1861. Major 10/1/1862. Lt Colonel 11/27/1862. Colonel 1/18/1863. Major 8/28/1863 (As of Veteran Reserve Corps). Colonel 10/5/1863. Brig-General 3/13/1865 by Brevet. Intra Regimental Company Transfers: 11/1/1862 from company G to Field & Staff. Other Information: Born 1/21/1833 in Middletown, NJ. Died 6/29/1902 in New York City, NY.
Comes housed in a 6 x 8 inch display case with black velvet backing and descriptive card.
Inventory Number: CDV 453