This Identified 30th Wisconsin sergeant saw service on General Sully’s Indian Campaign during the Civil War.
This carte de visite of Sanford T. Hawley of the 30th Wisconsin Infantry, identified his image in the period, recording his company, regiment and residence. “Sanford T. Hawley, Co. H, 30th Regt. Wis Vol / Bloomfield Waushara Co. Wis.” The small oval upper bust portrait is mounted within decorative oval vignette. No photographer information.
Hawley enlisted in August of 1862 as a corporal and mustered out as a sergeant on September 20, 1865, at Louisville, Ky. During his service time, Hawley was stationed at Fort Rice, DT, and returned to Wisconsin to winter there with the regiment. In March of 1864 the regiment campaigned under General Sully against Lakota, while guarding emigrant trains, and participating in small engagements. In the later part of the year the regiment was stationed at Louisville, as prison and provost guards, and garrison duty at Frankfort and Georgetown.
Very good condition.
Nice signed image with Indian Wars history.