He carried his regiment’s war flag in 1914.
This great portrait photo of cabinet size on a larger portrait mount, bears the name (presumably his autograph) and a notation of his carrying his regiments war flag in Harrisburg, Pa on June, 15th, 1914, for Charles Schlecht, a veteran of the 44th Pa Emergency Regiment and later the 3rd Pa. Heavy Artillery.
The first unit was called on July 1st, 1863 in response to the invasion of Confederate Forces into Pennsylvania, which resulted in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3 of that year. Schlecht mustered out of that unit on August 27, 1863 and then enlisted into the 3rd Heavy Artillery in January of 1864 and was present at Lee’s Surrender at Appomattox. Schlecht’s Co. “I” performed guard duty at Headquarters Army of the James at that time.
This old veteran is wearing his uniform with badges on, and on his kepi, is the Post number “51.”
Some oxidation on the edges, but overall a clean and clear image. Signed by the photographer, Froehlich. The mount is 7×10.
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