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  • Painted Escutcheon of Captain George W. Towle, 10th New Hampshire Infantry / SOLD

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    Painted Escutcheon of Captain George W. Towle, 10th New Hampshire Infantry - Inventory Number: DOC 269 / SOLD

    Painted soldier’s escutcheon of George W. Towle, who enlisted in August 1862 in the 10th New Hampshire as a captain and served with the regiment until the end of the war. The interior of the printed shield is hand painted with Towle’s regiment and company, battle honors, rank insignia, and the insignia of the 9th, 18th, and 24th Army Corps. At the bottom is an oval cutout with an image of a young union officer. As Captain George W. Towle was 52 years old upon his enlistment, this may be an image of his son who served with his father in the 10th New Hampshire. Professionally mounted in a 26 ¼” by 20” frame. A very attractive hand painted escutcheon. 

    George W. Towle - Residence Portsmouth NH; 52 years old. Enlisted on 8/20/1862 as a Captain. On 9/18/1862 he was commissioned into "G" Co. NH 10th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 6/21/1865 at Richmond, VA. Other Information: Born in Epping, NH. Died 4/20/1887 in Chicago, IL. Buried: Harmony Grove Cemty, Portsmouth, NH.

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    Inventory Number: DOC 269 / SOLD