Painted Escutcheon of Captain George W. Towle, 10th New Hampshire Infantry - Inventory Number: PAI 026
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.
E N G A G E M E N T S
White Sulphur Springs, Va. Nov. 15, 1862
Fredericksburg, Va. Dec. 13, 1862
Siege of Suffolk, Va. Apr. 11 to May 4, 1863
Hill's Point,Va. Apr. 19, 1863
Littlepage's Bridge, Va. July 4, 1863
Port Walthall, Va. (Richmond & Petersburg Railroad) May 7, 1864
Swift Creek, Va. May 9, 1864
Proctor's and Kingsland Creeks, Va. May 12-13, 1864
Drewry's Bluff, Va. May 14-16, 1864
Cold Harbor, Va. June 1-12,1864
Battery Five, Petersburg, Va. June 15, 1864
Petersburg, Va. (assault by Cos.A, E, K) June 16, 1864
Siege of Petersburg, Va. June 16 to Aug. 27, 1864
Mine Explosion, Petersburg, Va. July 30,1864
Fort Harrison, Va., capture of Sept. 29, 1864
Fort Harrison, Va., defense of Sept. 30, 1864
Fair Oaks, Va. Oct. 27, 1864
Richmond, Va., occupation of Apr. 3, 1865
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Inventory Number: PAI 026