Twice wounded during the war!
Photographed as colonel
Autographed carte de visite
(1819-87) Born in Derry, N.H., he was a lawyer by occupation. Served as a member of the New Hampshire state house of representatives in 1845. He was a delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1852, and served as solicitor of Hillsborough County 1856-1861. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted on April 29, 1861, as major, and was commissioned into the 1st New Hampshire Infantry, a 90 days unit, mustering out at the expiration of their term of service, on August 9, 1861. On September 23, 1862, he was commissioned colonel of the 13th New Hampshire Infantry. He was wounded in action on June 1, 1864, in the battle of Cold Harbor, Va., and was wounded again on September 29, 1864, in the capture of Fort Harrison, Va. Promoted to brevet brigadier general, December 8, 1864, and mustered out of service on June 21, 1865. Served as U.S. Congressman, 1867-71, and was a member of the New Hampshire State House of Representatives, 1876-84.
Wet plate, albumen carte de visite photograph, mounted to 2 3/8 x 4 card. Bust view in uniform with rank of full colonel. Nicely autographed in ink on the reverse with sentiment, rank and regiment, Your Fr.[iend] & Servt., A.F. Stevens, Col. 13th N.H.V. Light age toning. Very fine. Scarce.