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Joseph Fissell Tintype
Description: Joseph Fissell from Circleville, Ohio is believed to be the youngest Civil War soldier to serve in the Union army. He was eleven years old when he enlisted as a musician in the 45th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.) on August 1, 1862. Fissell served until 1865. A tintype is a positive photograph made directly on an iron plate varnished with a thin sensitized film. This tintype and case measure 3.5 by 6.5 (8.89 by 16.51 cm). The 45th O.V.I. was organized at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio on August 19, 1862. Their regiment was mustered out June 12, 1865 and remaining recruits were transferred to the 51st Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.). The regiment lost a total of 339 men during the war. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om1446_1160585_001
Subjects: Military Ohio; Arts and Entertainment; Civil War; Musicians; 45th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.); Drums
Places: Circleville (Ohio); Pickaway County (Ohio)