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    WIA at Gettysburg

    Three Union Soldiers: Pair of Distinctive Tintypes. Two quarter plate hand-tinted tintypes housed in a thermoplastic case ("Sir Roger de Coverly" Krainik-30). The image on the left shows a Union infantry private in a studio setting with his knapsack, rifle, bayonet and pet dog. The facing image shows two seated corporals holding hands. The soldier on the left is Henry A. Wiggins. Prior to the war, he served as a teamster and guide for campers. He lived close to John Brown and worked on Brown's farm for a brief period in 1859. Brown even invited him to join this troop as they left for their appointment with destiny at Harper's Ferry. Fortunately, Higgins' mother talked him out of it. The lot is accompanied by Higgins' service record (wounded at Fair Oaks and Gettysburg, severely), an obituary and a 10th Massachusetts Regiment Reunion Ribbon.

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