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    Spectacular ½ Plate Tintype of Clarkson Fogg, Company E, 4th West Virginia Infantry Killed at Vicksburg, May 19, 1863. An incredibly sharp, bright image depicting Fogg standing in uniform with his rifle and fixed bayonet. His buttons, belt plates and coat, as well as his cheeks have been tinted giving an already incredible image even more appeal. The image is contained in a worn case with a nice mat and preserver. Clarkson Fogg, a native of Salem, Ohio, enlisted July 16, 1861 as a Corporal and mustered into E Company of the 4th West Virginia Infantry. He was killed as the 4th West Virginia attacked Stockade Redan in Vicksburg. The 4th West Virginia suffered 137 casualties in the assault. In a poignant letter to Fogg's father dated May 26, 1863, Clarkson's comrade, Private Lewis Love, wrote, in part: "I feel it is my painful duty to write to you on this occasion with the sad intelligence of the Death of one of our bravest Boys your Son. He was killed on the 19th while making one of the most gallant charges of the war, in honor of him I must say that he died at his post many of our brave boys fell at his side our loss is very great upwards of 150 killed and wounded...". (from Voices of the War: Vicksburg, Time-Life Books, 1997). The image currently offered appeared in Voices of the War: Vicksburg, Time-Life Books, 1997, [page 88] as well as Letters From Home III, Camp Life & Battles, published in 2000 by Alan Sessarego [page 8]. A copy of both books accompany the photograph.

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    December, 2014
    12th Friday
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