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    Family Grouping of Artillery Ambrotypes - Inventory Number: HAR 160 / SOLD

    Wonderful collection of ambrotypes consisting of two 6th plates and one 9th plate. The two 6th plate images depict David R. Chipman of the 8th Massachusetts Light Artillery and Martin Kimball of the 2nd Massachusetts Light Artillery. The two men were relatives, with Chipman seeing action at South Mountain and Antietam, and Kimball serving in the Department of the Gulf. Chipman went on to serve in the 4th Massachusetts Cavalry in the Department of the South and the Army of the James. Chipman is seated and wearing his artillery jacket with belt and saber, and his forage cap bears crossed cannon insignia and the number “8.” Kimball’s image is beautifully tinted with gold buttons and shoulder scales, red piping, and a fully colored American flag in the background. Both ambrotypes are housed in a double image thermoplastic case with purple lining. The lot also includes a 9th plate ambrotype of Chipman taken during the same sitting, but he is now holding his forage cap in his hand, showing sharp details on the hat insignia. The image is housed in a black thermoplastic case with purple lining. The images come with two extensive hand written original genealogy books from the Chipman/Kimball family. An excellent addition to any Civil War image or artillery display.  


     David R. Chipman :

    Residence Charlestown MA; a 21 year-old Harness Maker.

    Enlisted on 5/30/1862 as a Private.

    On 5/30/1862 he mustered into MA 8th Light Artillery

    He was Mustered Out on 11/29/1862 at Washington, DC

    On 2/8/1864 he mustered into "H" Co. MA 4th Cavalry

    He was Mustered Out on 11/14/1865 at Richmond, VA

    Promotions: Saddler 2/8/1864


     Martin B. Kimball:

    Residence Boston MA; a 25 year-old Expressman.

    Enlisted on 10/16/1861 as a Private.

    On 10/16/1861 he mustered into MA 2nd Light Artillery

    He was Mustered Out on 10/15/1864

    Other Information:

    Born in 1836

    Member of GAR Post # 43 (John A. Rawlins) in Marlborough, MA

    After the War he lived in Roxbury, MA


    Comes housed in a display case with velvet backing and descriptive card.

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    Inventory Number: Inventory Number: HAR 160 / SOLD