Pvt Clement Granet

5 January 2020

Private Clement Granet, Company E, 22nd New York Infantry, pre-war occupation “gentleman”, was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 …

… by a ball which entered the right groin … and escaped on the nates [buttocks]… He walked one mile after being wounded.

He returned to duty in May but mustered out of the 22nd New York on 19 June 1863. In January 1864 he enlisted in the 58th Massachusetts Infantry, was promoted to Sergeant Major, and was commissioned First Lieutenant on 1 April. He was killed at Petersburg, VA on 30 July 1864. His commission as Captain arrived a week later.

His carte-de-visite seen here was offered for sale by the Excelsior Brigade in 2019 (and by Historical Auctions in 2017).

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