1860's Norman Fassett Civil War CDV, Fife Musician 25th CT Co. C
This old CDV is handsigned hand identified autographed. Norman Fassett was a fifer during the Civil War, and later lived in Akron Ohio.
On reverse: "Norman Fassett" is handwritten in fine old period pencil script. In another hand is written: 1865 Akron Ohio. In another hand is written in old dip pen ink: "Taken July 5th 1865 by G.W. Manly, Akron, O." A clean and beautiful close up portrait CDV image of Norman Fassett soon after the war, clearly signed and taken by a skilled photographer.
Photo type: Carte de visite CDV Photograph.
Photographer: hand signed backmark in ink by GW or G.W. (George W.) Manly, Akron, Ohio OH, Summit County. Found in Franklin County, MA.
Found in Public Records:
United States Census, 1870
Name: Norman Fasset
Birth Year Estimated: 1822
Age (Original): 48
Household Gender Age
Norman Fasset M 48y Vermont VT
Clarinda Fasset F 35y Connecticut (her maiden name was Clarinda Wood)
The CDV portrait of Norman is clear and clean, trimmed slightly on bottom edge as many were, to fit in CDV photo albums. He has a silk cravat tie at neck, sideburns and the same flip of hair as in his Civil War photo. Another alternative spelling of this surname in census records is Fassette, Fasset, Fossett, Fossette.
Web info on this regiment: In the fall of 1862, many Hartford area boys volunteered for military service and were commissioned into the 25th Connecticut Volunteers. They then traveled with the regiment south to Louisiana, where it spent the winter around Baton Rouge. In early spring, the regiment was ordered to make a diversion on the Confederate stronghold at Port Hudson with Ulysses Grant's Vicksburg campaign.
Note: In 2008, a beautiful Civil War CDV of Norman Fassett with his wooden fife was sold at Heritage Auction house for $338.00. You can see auction details and the photo of it in online searches. The Heritage auction description states: "CDV Portrait of Musician Norman Fassett, 25th Conn. Inf. Wears frock coat with high collar, dark trousers and holding fife in his hand. Exceptional quality and condition with back mark of Davis 245 Main Street Hartford. Fassett enlisted on Nov. 11, 1862 and mustered out Aug. 26, 1863. The regiment was engaged in Louisiana throughout Fassett's term of service."
Note: You may order a high resolution close up scan of our CDV portrait of Norman Fassett, Civil War veteran, taken in 1865 in Akron Ohio, where he eventually moved and lived, front and back. He is listed in the 1868 Akron City Directory as a Machinist housed at Brown St. near Carroll.
A beautiful old piece.
Size: 2.5 by 4 inches
Note: The original is sold, but you may still purchase large, detailed and intimate 300 dpi high resolution scans of front and back, sent immediately via email. Please check our site carefully, as many may be related to each other that we are unaware of. Click scan to place in your cart. Thank you, enjoy! ~debra (please also join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. contact info on top bar)
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