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Theodore Winthrop 7th Regiment, NY Militia KIA - First Northern Officer Killed
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Theodore Winthrop 7th Regiment, NY Militia KIA CDV of Winthrop who was one of the first Union officers killed in the Civil War. A waist up view. He enlisted in the 7th Regiment, NY Militia, an early volunteer unit of the Federal Army that answered President Abraham Lincoln’s call for troops in 1861. He was appointed Major and soon aide-de-camp to Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler. On June 10, 1861 he drew up a "crude plan of battle” that eventually led to his death. He leaped onto the trunk of a fallen tree and reportedly yelled, "One more charge boys, and the day is ours.” Soon thereafter, he was killed by a musket ball to the heart and became the first casualty of rank for the Northern side. No back mark.
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