Uniform cap of
Capt. Charles W. White
4th Maine Mounted
Adorned with the 6th Corps device Army of the Potomac as was appropriate for the 4th Battery’s service before Petersburg where he was in command of the Battery. Charles W, White was a 26 year old native of Skowhegan, Maine when he mustered in as a 2nd Lieutenant on January 17, 1865. He had just recently returned from several years in California where his occupation was listed simply as miner. This adventurous Maine Yankee was present with his 4th Battery at the surrender of Lee’s Army at Appomattox.
Shown here mustering out with his distinguished 4th Maine Battery in Augusta, Maine in June of 1865, White drops from our view until just two years later when under circumstances unknown to us his death was recorded in the state of Georgia.
Officers & Men of the 2nd Maine Battery
by S. W. Sawyer, Augusta, Maine
Lt. Wm. H. Rogers
Taken less than a week before the death of Freeman McGilvery. Rogers would promote to Captain and gain command of the 6th Battery.