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William O. Stevens, 72nd New York Infantry, KIA Chancellorsville, Albumen Photograph

Oval albumen, 6 x 8 in., by J. Gurney & Son, New York, housed in an exquisite, gilt period frame, 12 x 14 in. overall - taken 1862.

William Oliver Stevens was a 32-year-old Harvard graduate and lawyer from Dunkirk, NY, when he was commissioned as captain in Co. D, 72nd New York Infantry, on June 21, 1861. He was promoted to major in Field & Staff just four days later, and to colonel of the regiment in September of 1862. He was severely wounded at Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863, and died there two days later.



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