This American Civil War tin type photograph at the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum shows North Smithfield native Private James Winterbottom of Troop C of the 1st Rhode Island Cavalry. He enlisted on August 4, 1861 and served until December 1864. He must have seen a lot of action including the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Second Battle of Bull Run, Battle of Middleburg, Battle of Mine Run, and much more.
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