CDV- KIA At Gaines Mills 1st Lt. Caleb C.E. Mortimer Cook’s Battery – SOLD

Wounded at Gaines Mills, Va. on June 27, 1862 then with the 3rd Mass Battery, and died the following day.

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CDV- KIA At Gaines Mills 1st Lt. Caleb C.E. Mortimer Cook’s Battery.

Lieutenant Mortimer signed this image on the mount below the image, in pencil that is now faint but readable, “Lieut Caleb E. Mortimer / 3rd Mass Light Battery.”

He was from Boston, and enlisted as a 3rd Lt. on December of 1860 with Cook’s Battery, the old Boston Light Artillery.  He was commissioned into the Mass 1st Light Battery in May of 1861, and was stationed at the Naval Academy for most of their 3 month service.

Mortimer then was commissioned into the Mass 3rd Light Artillery on September of 1861, and was killed in one of that battery’s earlier engagements at Gaines Mills, Va. He was wounded on the 27th of June, and died the next day.

In this seated view, Mortimer holding his forage cap with 3rd Artillery insignia. A pencil notation on the back, done in the period, reads, “Killed in the Battle of Sunday June 1862 before Richmond, Va.”

The image is very good, but has condition issues, being a heavy scratch that cuts into the image across the body, and some more roughness at the lower edge of the mount.  Still not a bad image.

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Weight .5 lbs