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20110 Asa Barrett Acting Signal Corp Officer CDV of a Lieutenant
Barrett with his Kepi resting on his folded coat on the nearby table.
The US insignia can be seen on his kepi. One hand is on the table and
the other is awkwardly posed by the photographer. Back marked
Tanner & Van Ness, Lynchburg, VA with 2 cent revenue stamp.
Identified by Wayne Augustine. $150
Asa W. Bartlett
Residence Pittsfield NH; 22 years old.
Enlisted on 8/21/1862 at Pittsfield, NH as a Musician.
On 9/5/1862 he mustered into "F" Co. NH 12th Infantry
He was discharged for disability on 3/18/1865
* Sergt Major 3/2/1863
* 2nd Lieut 3/3/1864 (As of Co. G)
* 1st Lieut 7/15/1864 (As of Co. K)
* Capt 9/28/1864 (As of Co. C)
Intra Regimental Company Transfers:
* 3/2/1863 from company F to Field & Staff
* 3/3/1864 from Field & Staff to company G
* 7/15/1864 from company G to company K
* 9/28/1864 from company K to company C
born 8/29/1839 in Epping, NH
(Son of Richard Bartlett and Caroline Williams. Brother
ofBradley, in Heavy Artillery. Wife: Finette Doe,
After the War he lived in Pittsfield, NH
Note from Signal Corp Collector Wayne Augustine
I did want to let you know that a CDV you have posted is Id'd. 20110
lt cdv. I believe it is Asa W Bartlett of the 12th NH Regiment. He
wrote that units history. He was only active for a few months in the
Signal Corps. Numerous photos of him in front of the Signal Tower at
Petersburg. I can not place why he would be at Lynchburg unless
training or supplies or picking up men etc. 112 miles away. Perhaps
on a short pass or temporary assignment. He was only a 1st Lt for two
months and promoted to Capt at which time he would be given back to
his regiment. So he would only see approx. 6 months of service in the
Signal Corps. He was a member of Signal Corps as an Acting Signal
Officer. I do have this same CDV in my collection.
Hi Mike I matched the photo of Barrett to
your image and I can state that they are a
match. You can post this photo as a CDV of a
Signal Officer (Acting Signal Officer) and
ID'd. Here is the image of him at the Cobbs
Hill signal tower 1864-65