The photo taken in Boston, as captain of the 45th Mass., wearing forage cap.
CDV – Captain Thomas Beal Wales, Jr. 45th Massachusetts Infantry. Thomas Wales from Boston, enlisted on May 5, 1862 as a private into the Boston Cadets, and mustered out on July 2, 1862 at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, Mass. Taking a commission as a captain into Co. E, 45th Mass Infantry on September 26, 1862. During his time of service the regiment was assigned to the Department of North Carolina, and took part in battles at Kinston, and Whitehall, NC. The regiment mustered out at Readville, Ma. in July of 1863 after their 9 month service.
Photographed by F.L. Lay, Boston.
Very good condition.