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77th & 123rd New York Infantry - Wounded at Chancellorsville - NEW

Item CDV-10530
Franklin Norton
Price: $450.00

Description

30th New York Militia
77th New York Infantry
123rd New York Infantry
Wounded at Chancellorsville (Died of Wounds)
Franklin Norton
Captain & Lieutenant Colonel
Brady Frontmark
Identified in period ink

Lieutenant Colonel had just returned to the front from a furlough and at the Battle of Chancellorsville, when color-bearer after color-bearer had been shot, he resolved that the Union flag should float, Colonel Norton stepped forward and raised it, but was pierced with a ball from a rebel sharpshooter, who was in turn shot by a Union man. The lieutenant colonel was wounded in the abdomen but the surgeon could not find it. He was at once taken to Washington, where he soon died from the effects of the wound on, May 12, 1863.

Source: Find A Grave