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    Identified Carte de Visite of Rhode Island Artillerist, with dance ticket imprint on the verso inviting "Fred Smith" (penciled in) to attend a Social Party at Ripley's Hall, North Easton, Massachusetts on March 23, 1865. Smith, the CDV's subject, is shown in an unconventional sergeant's shell jacket having quatrefoil and additional chevrons on the sleeves. Even browning, creases. Good condition. Frederick A. Smith, a Rhode Island resident, served two months in the 4th Massachusetts infantry before transferring to Battery "H", 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery on October 14, 1862. He stayed with his cannon for the war's duration and would have seen rigorous duty in every subsequent campaign against Lee's army.

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