CDV, 2nd Lt. Herbert Cushman, 20th U.S. Infantry – SOLD

A signed photo in cap and undress uniform at Fort Snelling.


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Herbert Cushman graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1864, and received a commission in the U.S. Army in 1868.  In this CDV, taken at Whitney’s Gallery, St. Paul, Minn., Cushman is seated wearing his undress blouse, and cap with a clear view of the horn insignia for the 20th U.S. Infantry.  He has signed the reverse, “Your affec, Cousin, 2d Lt., 20th Inf.”

Lieutenant Cushman was promoted in Oct. of 1876, maybe due to the reason, that after after the massacre of Custer’s command in June of that year, there were a number of vacancies needed to be filled. He would be at Fort Brown, Texas in the early 1880s, staying with the 20th Infantry the entire time in service.

The 20th Infantry campaign credits during the Indian Wars period are the Little Big Horn and Wounded Knee.

Cushman retired in April of 1891.

A very fne quality image.

USPS Priority, $3.50

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Weight .50 lbs