CDV- Captain John F. Ritter, 15th U.S. Infantry – SOLD

Brevets for gallant service in the Civil and Indian Wars.


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This appears to be an early war image of then Lieutenant John Francis Ritter, 15th U.S. Infantry. The CDV was taken by Black & Case, Boston.

John Ritter graduated from USMA, Class of 1852; and entered the service as 2nd and 1st Lt. of the 5th US Infantry, Fort Defiance, where he was the post commander until the post was abandoned, prior in April of 1861.  He then transferred to the 15th Infantry and soon promoted to captain. In August, 1862, Ritter was appointed colonel of the 1st Missouri Cavalry and commanded a brigade in Harrison’s Cavalry Division;  remained in the volunteer service until 1864 when he resigned in Dec. of that year.  He transferred to the 33rd US Infantry in 1866, then to the 8th Infantry in 1869. He died in 1872.

During his service, John Ritter, received brevet ranks of Major for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Apache Canyon, NM, and Lt. Col. for gallant and meritorious service in the capture of Little Rock, AK.

The image is very good.

USPS Priority  $3.50

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Weight .50 lbs