Captain James Parke Postles

Description
Captain James Parke Postles, carte-de-visite, by Garrett's, Wilmington, Delaware, c. 1860s
James Parke Postles was highly respected by his comrades in the 1st Delaware Volunteers. During the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, he was present when Captain Rickards (cat. #3955JJ) was killed. Postles was noted several times by commanding officers for his bravery and conduct on the field. During heavy fire at the Battle of Gettysburg, Postles volunteered to ride horseback to deliver an order, and returned uninjured. On September 18, 1862, Postles was advanced to the command of Company A.
James Parke Postles resigned on June 18, 1864. His name appears on a roster of survivors from the 1st Delaware Volunteers, and was said to be living in Wilmington, Delaware. Under his supervision, a complete muster roll of the First Regiment was created and preserved.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph
carte-de-visite
Object Type
Carte-Visite
date made
1861-1865
depicted (sitter)
Postles, James Parke
maker
Garrett's
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 2 3/8 in; 10.16 cm x 5.9944 cm
place made
United States: Delaware, Wilmington
ID Number
PG*3955J
catalog number
3955J
accession number
117896
subject
Civil War
Seville Collection
Photography
event
Civil War
Battle of Antietam, 1862
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Seville Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of M.W Seville
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.