>One of my recent patrons doing research on the Civil War discovered three tintypes of soldiers in an envelope, along with about 20 pictures of same. Here is one of the tintypes.
According to an accompanying letter, dated February 12, 1961 from Miss Ruth A. Ochs of Warwick, RI:
“The tintype showing the man in uniform against the tent background is Mr. William Knight, whose daughter, Mrs. May Belle Vittum, is now 90 and lives in New Hampshire. He was a member of a Rhode Island regiment.”
William Knight of Warwick enlisted into Battery A on August 12, 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant and mustered out at Petersburg, Virginia three years later on August 12, 1864.