Captain James Parke Postles

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.
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Object Name
Object Type
date made
depicted (sitter)
Postles, James Parke
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 4 in x 2 3/8 in; 10.16 cm x 5.9944 cm
place made
United States: Delaware, Wilmington
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Civil War
Seville Collection
Civil War
Battle of Antietam, 1862
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Seville Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of M.W Seville
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