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    DRAWING OF WILDER DWIGHT BY D'AVIGNON, MASS 2ND INFANTRY 1862. Written on the back of the frame in the hand of Wilder's father, in part: "As follows in 1862, from camp at Fredericksburg, Maryland. It is now Sunday, Jan.12, a bright fine day. I have been giving my last sitting to Private D'Avignon of Company I who has been attempting to pencil my portrait for the last few days. I shall send it to you by Mrs. Abbot. It is, at least, cleverly drawn and as a souvenir of our winter quarters, will perhaps interest you. D'Avignon is quite proud of it and he hopes you will find it a resemblance. He is a reduced artist and too good for a soldier. He wished exact directions be given to you for framing it..." 11.25" x13.25". Sadly, Dwight would not see the end of the year. He died of wounds received at Antietam on September 17, 1862.

    Condition: Fine, has white spot above Wilder's head.

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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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