First Lieutenant Charles S. Schaeffer

First Lieutenant Charles S. Schaeffer

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First Lieutenant Charles S. Schaeffer, carte-de-visite, by Edward P. Hipple, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1860s
Charles S. Schaeffer was a highly respected soldier who rose quickly in rank with the 1st Delaware Volunteers. At the start of the war, Schaeffer was a commissary sergeant. On June 25, 1862, he was promoted to second lieutenant. On December 28, 1862, Schaeffer was promoted to first lieutenant of Company K. During the July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, Schaeffer was wounded, but commended by his superiors on his bravery. He was appointed adjutant, on August 21, 1863. Records show Schaeffer was discharged on June 27, 1864, due to disability from an unknown injury.
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Object Type
date made
depicted (sitter)
Schaeffer, Charles S.
Hipple, Edward P.
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 4 in x 2 3/8 in; 10.16 cm x 5.9944 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of M.W Seville
Civil War
Battle of Antietam, 1862
Civil War
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I own the small .32 cal. Allen and Wheelock (Made in 1859-60) engraved to him.

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