Pvt. John S. Longfellow, 24th Maine Infantry, ca. 1862

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


John S. Longfellow of Cornville was 19 when he enlisted in Co. D of the 24th Maine Infantry Regiment on Oct. 13, 1862. He posed in uniform for the tintype.

His brother Horatio entered the same company and regiment. Both survived the war.

John, born May 7, 1843, was the eldest child of Samuel and Sarah Winslow Longfellow. Horatio, born May 11, 1845, was the next of the six children.

John died in 1890 after suffering from the effects of swamp fever he contracted with serving in Louisiana.

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About This Item

  • Title: Pvt. John S. Longfellow, 24th Maine Infantry, ca. 1862
  • Creation Date: circa 1862
  • Subject Date: circa 1862
  • Town: Cornville
  • County: Somerset
  • State: ME
  • Media: Tintype
  • Dimensions: 8 cm x 6.8 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 2224, Box 1/2
  • Collection: John and Horatio Longfellow collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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