Commanding officer of the 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery / Coast Artillery Corps, taken circa 1900-1906.
Signed Portrait Photograph of Colonel James A. Frye, commanding officer of the 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery / Coast Artillery Corps, taken circa 1900-1906.
James A. Frye was from Boston, Massachusetts, and had a long and successful career in the Mass Volunteer Militia, beginning in 1890 in the 1st Regiment of Infantry, MVM. See his military record photographed for you examination. Some of his assignments were; signal officer for the naval bde, assistant inspector of rifle practice and later colonel and inspector of same, commanded 1st HA which became corps coast artillery, and adjutant general of the MNG.
He retired in July of 1917, as a Major General, then the Massachusetts National Guard.
Gen. Frye was a graduate of the Boston Latin HS, Harvard University.
He was the author of The First Regiment Massachusetts Heavy Artillery United States Volunteers in the Spanish-American War of 1898 with Regimental Roster and Muster-Rolls and Fifteen Illustrations. 1899.
The photo is mounted on thick gray stock and there he has signed his name. On his dress uniform frock, are his medals and badges, including from left to right; Mass Distinguished Marksman badge, Mass Long Service, Naval & Military Order of the SAW medal, Mass shooting badge, 1st Regiment badge, and Artillery Corps badge.
The image measures 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Overall 8 x 9 1/2 inches.