Company A, Fourth Vermont Infantry, "Taken at Camp Winfield Scott, Army of the Potomac before, Yorktown, April 18, 1862." This is a George Houghton photograph.
Private Alonson B. Shaw, center, back row
Marked with an 'X' above his head
Inscription on the back:
To Mary Shaw,
Grandpa Shaw's regiment
Jessie & Muriel Brooks never
saw him or Grandpa Brooks.
Ella Shaw Brooks, our mother
was only 2 years old when
Grandpa Shaw died, after
returning from a Southern prison
only lived a few years,
met accidental death.
Aside from Private Shaw, the only other two identified in the picture, according to Don Wickman, in his "'A Very Fine Appearance', The Vermont Civil War Photographs of George Houghton," are Captain John Pratt, on the far left, and Musician Nelson Wilcox, on the far right.
Courtesy of Clair Palumbo, friend of a descendant of Alonson Shaw.