Image: Pvt. William Chace, Co. D, 1st Rhode Island Infantry

29 08 2022
Carte de visite by Mathew B. Brady of Washington, D.C. Providence-born William Chace, a private in Company D, wears the blue blouse, which harkens back to Revolutionary War era hunting shirts. Chace is fully dressed and equipped for campaign, complete with red blanket, haversack, drum-style canteen attached to a thin cord and a small pocket revolver. He grips the muzzle of his U.S. Model 1855 rifle musket. His black hat, turned at an angle, reveals the lining inside. Chace survived his time with the regiment and did not rejoin the army after the expiration of his term of enlistment. He lived until 1908. (Courtesy Military Images Magazine/Rick Carlile Collection)

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