Pictured here is Charles A. Wilks, Private, Company B,
184th New York Volunteer Infantry. He was a 22-year-old farmer when he enlisted
on August 25, 1864. Not quite 2 months later he was wounded
at Cedar Creek, Virginia, on October 19, 1864, and
was hospitalized at McClellan General
Hospital, Philadelphia. He returned to his regiment in early 1865
and was mustered out on June 29, 1865. The CDV is backmarked "Gray's Galley,
Oswego, New York."