CDV- Identified Boston Cadet & 45th MVM

Frederick Dexter of Brookline, Mass. was in the 1st Corps of Cadets, and Co. “B” of the 45th Mass Vols.

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Frederick Dexter was a 21 year old merchant from Brookline, Mass. when he enlisted  in the 1st Corps of Cadets in May of 1862, and saw service at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor. Later, he mustered into  Co. “B” of the 45th Mass Vols. in September of that same year, and was discharged for disability in January of 1863 at New Berne, NC.

Dexter probably saw action at Kinston, and Whitehall, NC.  He was promoted to Sergeant in September of 62.

Fine condition showing Dexter in his 1st Corps of Cadet uniform.

From the Michael McAfee Collection

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Weight .5 lbs