A signed image by this officer of the 3rd Mass Cavalry & 2nd Mass Heavy Artillery.
Enlisting as a corporal from Framingham, Mass, Clarence Whitney mustered into Company “C” 3rd Mass. Cavalry on September 4, 1862, and remained with the regiment while in the Department of the Gulf, in Brigadier General Benjamin Grierson’s Cavalry Brigade in operations against Port Hudson. He was discharged for promotion on August 24, 1863, taking a commission as a 2nd Lt. with the 2nd Mass Heavy Artillery on January 1, 1864. He would later rise to the rank of 1st Lt. in September of 1864 with Company “D.”
The 2nd Mass Heavy Artillery were assigned to the Department of Virginia and North Carolina. The regiment suffered greatly due to a Yellow Fever epidemic and a large number of troops captured by Confederate forces. Whitney mustered out at Wilmington, N.C. in September of 1865.
The image is in fine condition, and signed in ink on the lower mount, “Yours Clarence Whitn..” Rubbing on the corner has obscured the last two letters. Photographed by J.W. Black, Boston.
This image was in the Lt. Ogden album, most likely they met up before Port Hudson, both being Massachusetts men.