Captain Joseph T. Tomkins Group Photo obtained from a Family descendant.
Captain Joseph T. Tompkins, Sixth New York Heavy Artillery : Age 29 years old at Time of Enlistment, November 20, 1862, at Morrisania.NY.; mustered in as captain, One Hundred and Seventy-second Infantry, November 20, 1862, to serve three years; transferred to Company " M.", Sixth Artillery, on consolidation, December 4, 1862; resigned, November 18, 1863; commissioned captain, date not stated, with rank from November 20, 1862, original.
Photo is Titled scratched into the Negative bottom before printing photo : " G.A.R. Diner Club Outing at "Francis Farm" Rehoboth,Mass. September 15,1921 "
Also marked "L.W.Thurston Photo."
Captain Joseph Tomkins is Seated 7th from the Left in front Wearing the Light Suit holding His Engraved G.A.R Presentation Gold Top Cane. (I inspected the Family's 1884 Presentation Engraved Cane but was not able to purchase it)
Historic Notes :
The Historic location named the "Francis Farm" is still in operation hosting New England Style Clam Bakes presently on 60 acres since 1890 at : Francis Farm 27 Francis Farm Rd., Rehoboth,MA. 02769
Frame Measures 17 1/4 inches Wide and 6 7/8 inches High, and 1/2 inch thick.
Weighs 1 Pound and 3.6 Ounces.
(Will pack safely in a 24 X 16 X 4 inch Oversize Box at 2.5 Pounds)