April 13, 2016
I just today received this reply from the Army Heritage and Education Center regarding my Great-Great Grandfather, Frederick Badenhop, and thought that you might want a copy for your photo database. Please note the credit line that they suggest using below.
He enlisted with the 16th Indiana Light Artillery, US Army, on August 10, 1862. You already have him on your military graves database, as well as two marriage records and a death record. Given the fact that this photograph looks posed in a studio, and the fact his facial expression doesn’t reveal much of the horrors of the eastern campaign of the Civil War yet, I would place the date of this photograph right around this time.
Up to now we only have had one other photograph of this gentlemen, a four generation photo from 1921 that also includes my father, Herbert Rettig, Grandmother Hildegarde Rettig (Badenhop), and Great Grandfather John D Badenhop. He is about 82 years old in this photo.
I’ve enjoyed perusing your website, but unfortunately I’m too far away from Henry County to participate actively (Portland, Oregon). I’ll be joining for your quarterly newsletter, though.
RG98s-Civil War Photos-Albums 2-2.20, United States Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA