CDV- 2nd Lt. William Harvey Vinal, 11th U.S. Infantry SOLD

He has service in the Civil War, 17th Ohio Battery.


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The young lieutenant in this CDV image wearing civilian clothes, holds his 11th Infantry forage cap on his lap; and he has signed the back of the photo, “Truly Your Friend, W.H. Vinal, Oct. 31st, 1868, USA.”  Taken by Brady & Co., Washington, D.C.

Vinal began his military career as a private then corporal of the 17th Ohio Battery in July of 1862, and served the entire war. He received a commission in the 11th U.S. Infantry in 1866, as a 2nd Lt. and 1st Lt. in Oct. of that year. In 1869 transfers to the 16th Infantry, and serves in the capacity of regiment adjutant from 1880 to 1883.  Promoted captain in 1883, he retires in 1887.

The 11th Infantry went to Richmond, Va after the war, and in 1869 when Lt. Vinal joined the 16th and that regiment was active on the plains against Cheyenne, and Utes.

Fine quality image, signed.

USPS Priority $3.50

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Weight .50 lbs