This hand-tinted, large format albumen print of four officers of the 2nd Massachusetts Artillery is thanks to owner Chris Carroll. Left-most in this picture is 42 year old First Lieutenant John Wesley Wolcott who transferred as Captain to the new Battery A, Maryland Light Artillery in December 1861. He led the battery in action on the Maryland Campaign in September 1862, but resigned in December 1862 and returned to his Roxbury, Massachusetts brokerage business.

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