CDV – Sketch Of General Enoch Poor By General Kosciuszko.

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This image is identified on the back of the sleeve as taken “From a sketch taken in church by his friend the Polish General Kosciuszko.”

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CDV – Sketch Of General Enoch Poor By General Kosciuszko.  On the back of the pink colored sleeve is written in period hand, “General Poor, From the sketch taken in church by his friend the Polish General Kosciuszko.”

The reverse side of the image reads, “A.E. Firtin / with Compliments of B.P. Lilly / Feb 22, 1869.” photo taken by S. Piper, Winchester, New Hampshire.  The sleeve has a retailers stamp for C.H. Hall’s Photographic Studio, Hackensack, N.Y.

The image is very good.

Enoch Poor, at the time of the beginning of the American Revolution was colonel of the 2nd New Hampshire regiment at the time hostilities began at Lexington & Concord. Poor served in the Continental Army from 1775 to 1780 (he died in that year).  He was promoted to brigadier general in 1777. During his service, he was in the invasion of Canada, remained at Valley Forge throught the hard winter there, help defeat Burgoyne at Saratoga. Poor commanded a brigade of light infantry at the Battle of Monmouth, N.J. and died in Sept. of 1780, near Hackensack, and was buried in a church yard at that place. (Thus the connection to C.H. Hall’s Photographic Studio). The funeral was attended by Gen. Washington, and LaFayette, and many other officers. The usual burial ceremony of firing cannon was omitted due to the close proximity of the British Army at that time.

i don’t have any reference to the two names on the back of the image.

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Weight .5 lbs