At 80 years old – “four score” – Andrew H Embler sent his daughter this card for Christmas 1914.

Embler was Captain of Company E, 82nd New York Infantry, (2nd State Militia) at Antietam and was wounded in the combat there. He transferred to the 59th NY Infantry in July 1864 and was the Acting Commissary of the 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps when he led a charge “at the head of 2 regiments” at the Boydton Plank Road, VA on 27 October 1864. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for that action.

He was an officer in the Connecticut National Guard after the war and was appointed Adjutant General (AG) of the CT Guard in 1890. That’s him in National Guard uniform in the small photograph to the right above.

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