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General William Franklin Draper as a young man
TitleGeneral William Franklin Draper as a young man
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SubjectDraper, William F. (William Franklin), 1842-1910; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States.Army--Generals; United States.Army.Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 25th; United States.Army.Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 36th; Legislators--United States--1890-1990; Draper family
DescriptionA carte de visite photograph of William Franklin Draper as a young man. William F. Draper, born April 9, 1842, was the son of George and Hannah Draper. During the Civil War, William F. Draper enlisted in a local volunteer company, later Company B of the 25th Massachusetts regiment, that his father, George Draper, was instrumental in raising. William F. Draper was chosen second lieutenant although he was only a little over nineteen years old. He served for 4 years and was severely wounded in the battle of Wilderness, though he returned to the field later. He was made a brigadier-general for "gallant service during the war."
RelationIs part of the Bancroft Memorial Library Local History Collection, Hopedale, Massachusetts.
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