Civil War Veterans Group Photo : Circa 1889.
This photo print belonged to veteran "Auchmoody". Either Samual Auchmoody (Private, Co. I)
or Wright H. Auchmoody ( Sargent / Lieutenant, Co. I ) of whom both were members of the 56th NY. Regiment Infantry enlisted at Newburgh, NY.
Historical Notes : Wright H. Auchmoody was a Lieutenant with Company I, 56th Regiment of the New York Volunteers. He was born in Ulster County, New York on April 6, 1832 and died in Ponca City on February 26, 1905. On April 19, 1864, he was married to Miss May Hester York. To this union were born two children--Eli C. Auchmoody, now Mrs. Dr. Smith, of this city, at whose home he died. He was a soldier nearly four years, WIA, and promoted for gallantry from Sargent to lieutenant.
The photographer has the pencil script name for this copy on the back of the photo board.
Original Photo Paper area is 15 1/4 inches Long by 9 3/4 inches High.
Newburgh, New York had 2 Grand Army of the Republic Posts # 52 & # 58.
Post # 52 (October 24, 1869 to 1927) was named in Honor of : "Brevet Brigadier General Augustus Van Horne Ellis" who was Born in 1827 in NYC; Columbia University; California pioneer and Sea Captain; Captain 7th NY State Militia ; later appointed Colonel of the 124th NY State Volunteers in July, 1862; KIA when shot through the Head on July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg, Pa.; Buried in St. Mark's-in-the-Bowery Churchyard, NYC (Ellis vault #128)
Post # 58 (April 14, 1882 to 1931) was Named in Honor of : "Captain Stephen W. Fullerton, Jr." Co. B, 3rd NY State Volunteer Infantry. Joined at Albany in April, 1861 as Captain, age 26; died at his Newburgh home September 11, 1861. (Later "Sons of Veterans Post # 589" was named in Honor of S.W. Fullerton)
Photographer's Seal is marked in the lower right corner of the Studio Board and reads as follows ; " R.E. Atkins * Photographer * 70 1/2 Grand St. * Newburgh, NY."
The newspaper liner inside back of Photo is Titled : "Kingston Weekly Leader * Friday December 20, 1889."
Solid Oak Frame Measures 19 1/2 Wide by 15 1/2 inches High, and 3/4 inches thick. (inside frame opening measures 17 X 13 inches)
Weight : 3 Pounds and 6.0 Ounces.
Condition : Original Photo Paper is Very Fine Condition for a sepia tone of this age, but the studio board edge has water staining. Original Wood Frame has some damage to the inside decorative trim. Missing 5/8 of an inch on the left side, and 3/4 of an inch on the upper right corner. I removed the Acidic Newspapers, and added the new acid free Blue Velvet Mat to hide the border water stains.