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12051 8th New York Heavy Artillery Drummer CDV of a drummer in full
uniform with his drum and drum stick holder on his chest as well as a small
corps badge. In this early war image he wears his shoulder scales and a
western style hat with crossed cannons and the number 8. Back marked
Fred Ulrich Photographer New York. $750
Except from the above web link:
"...Yesterday we lost one killed and three wounded. Our band is now
playing, and the rebels seem to enjoy the music as well as ourselves. As near
as I could learn, Lt. Raymond, of Elba, was taken into their lines, as they
said they took in a sandy complexioned, stout built Lieutenant of the 8th
Artillery, which answers to his description. There is also some doubt in
reference to Lieut. Gladden of Le Roy -some think he is still alive and a
prisoner, while others think he is dead. No one could be recognized, and the
remains ere in such a state of decomposition that they could not be handled,
but were simply covered up where they were found.
P.S. - I see the Richmond papers announce Lieut. Campbell, of Co. M, 8th
Artillery, a prisoner and wounded. He is from Niagara County. J.R.C."