Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Purchase a reproduction of this item on VintageMaineImages.com.
George A. Deering (ca. 1844-1890) of Saco began his Civil War service in June 1862 when he recruited men for new regiments Maine was forming.
In August 1862, Deering was mustered in as 2nd lieutenant in the 16th Maine, later promoted to captain.
At Gettysburg, he commanded companies F, D, and A. He and his whole corps were captured on July 1. Deering spent 10 months at Libby Prison, then sent to various prison camps along with other officers. He escaped by assuming the name of a dead or missing soldier.
He returned to Saco after the war, but later worked in Washington, D.C., as paymaster for the U.S. Navy.
On this card is written, "Yours Truly, Geo. A. Deering Capt. 16th Me. Vols."
About This Item
- Title: George A. Deering, 16th Maine Infantry, ca. 1863
- Creation Date: circa 1863
- Subject Date: circa 1863
- Location: Saco, York County, ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 10 cm x 6 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 135, Box 1/20
- Collection: Abner Ralph Small papers
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- 16th Maine Infantry (1861-1865)--Portraits.
- Card photographs.
- Cartes de visite.
- Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Infantry regiment, 16th (1861-1865)--Portraits.
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maine--Infantry regiment, 16th (1861-1865)--Portraits.
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
Use of this Item is not restricted by copyright and/or related rights, but the holding organization is contractually obligated to limit use. For more information, please contact the contributing organization. However, watermarked Maine Memory Network images may be used for educational purposes.
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please send us a message with this link.