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Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia Monument Dedication 1914 Photograph

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Offered is a photograph of a monument dedication held in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.  There are at least three Confederate veterans in the photograph.  Also in the photograph are at least one Grand Army of the Republic member and several other men dressed in military uniforms.  A wreath lies next to the monument.  Written on the monument is “Memorial to the Confederate Women of Virginia 1861 – 1865 -   The legislature of Virginia of 1914, Has at the solicitation of Ladies Hollywood Memorial Association and United Daughters of Confederacy of Virginia, Placed in perpetual care this section where lie buried Eighteen thousand Confederate soldiers.”  The monument is located at the Confederate pyramid monument in the cemetery.

The photograph is mounted on a gray card.  The card is approximately 7 1/8 inches long by 5 inches tall.  The photograph is approximately 5 5/8 inches long by 3 11/16 inches tall.  


UCV Veterans at West Point, Virginia Photograph

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A nice photograph of nine Confederate veterans seated in front of the State Bank in West Point, Virginia.  There are four veterans standing and five veterans sitting.  I counted at least four Southern Crosses  and there are other badges on these veterans.  The Confederate veterans are identified on the back of the photograph.  Written in pencil on the back of the photograph is “Top row – Left to Right – Churchhill Cook, Mayo, Reed, King  - (Bottom Row) McGeorge, Edmund, Martin, Fogg, Dr. Munn”.  Also written in ink on the back of the photograph is “Last of the old Vets ___?___?!  taken in West Point in front of State Bank”.  The photograph is approximately 5 9/16 inches wide and 3 ¾ inches tall.  There are some bends in the photograph.  Please look at the photographs.


Peter B. Epes, 3rd Virginia Cavalry Photograph

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Offered is a nice photograph of Peter B. Epes of the 3rd Virginia Cavalry.  Epes enlisted on February 2, 1863 and was paroled on April 16, 1865.  He was wounded twice.  The first time at Mitchell's Shop, Virginia on May 9, 1864 and the second wound was taken on January 15, 1865 at a place not specified.  
The photo has Epes standing in his United Confederate Veterans uniorm.  He is wearin three UCV badges.  One appears to be the Gettysburg Virginia monument badge!  The photo is approximately 6 inches by 4 inches.  Epes or Eppes as his decindents spelled his name, is in a full standing pose.   

Camp Chase, Ohio POW Confederate Monument Dedication Photograph

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Offered is an outstanding photograph of the Confederate monument dedication at Camp Chase, Ohio POW cemetery.  This hard to find photograph has the monument with a banner saying "AMERICANS" over it with American flags.  Rifles are stacked in the front of the photograph.  What looks like Ohio National guard are on either side of the monument.  W.H. Knauss and W.B. Albright are shaking hand to the right of the monument.  On an attached slip of paper on the back of the photograph, it says "W.H. Knauss the Union soldier, presenting a bouquet of flowers - as God's token of love for mankind - to W.B. Albright the Confederate soldier.  Guns stacked, war over, let all enmity and prejudice cease and let peace prevail all over the land of the brave.  Stamped on the back of the photograph is "Duplicates of this Photo 25 cents, each prepaid. C.L. Johnston. 74 1/2 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio.".  The photographer Johnson and W.H. Knauss signed the photograph in the right bottom corner.  At the monument dedication the zinc Confederate soldier was not attached.  This is the part of the statue that has recently been defaced.  The actual photograph is approximately 8 inches by 6 1/8 inches.  The board portion of the photograph is approximately 10 1/8 inches by 7 1/8 inches.  There is a thin wooden support to the top of the photograph.  

WILLIAM H. KNAUSS (1839-1912)

Civil War veteran and binder of a nation's wounds

A century ago, 358 E. 15th Ave. was the home of a noteworthy Columbus citizen and American patriot, William H. Knauss.

Back in 1861, 22 year old William Knauss jumped at the opportunity to join the Union Army. Within weeks of the attack on Fort Sumter, Knauss was mustered into the 2nd New Jersey Infantry and off to war. The 2nd was on the field at Second Bull Run (August 1862) and Antietam (September 1862) but the soldiers saw their first real action at The Battle of Fredericksburg in December.

The battle was a folly and a slaughter. Even though the battle's objective was already lost, foolish general Ambrose Burnside committed Union forces to repeated head-on assaults across an open field and up a hill in the face of dug-in and well-armed Confederate defenders. The result was a massacre. Union forces were mowed down by Confederate artillery and rifle fire. The senseless carnage was so great that Confederates reportedly begged the advancing Union troops to stop and save their lives.

On the terrible day of December 13, 1862, over 1,200 Union soldiers were killed and more than 9,000 wounded.

Among the wounded was William Knauss.

A shell fragment struck him in the face. An inch to one side and he would have been killed. He bore an ugly scar from the wound for the rest of his life.

W.h. Knauss

Knauss carried something else away from the battle. For many years, W.H. nursed a hatred for the Rebels who had slaughtered his comrades and fired the shell that nearly ended his life.

All that changed on a business trip to North Carolina in 1868.

Knauss met a fellow veteran of Fredericksburg. The man was a Confederate and he had lost his leg in the fight. He and the Southerner became friends and shared their memories of that blood-soaked December day. Knauss came to see the Confederate soldiers as brothers who had suffered in the war just as he had. When he and his new friend parted, they pledged to each do their best to look after the other's comrades if ever they were in a position to help.

In 1892, Knauss moved to Columbus. He and his son-in-law began buying, selling, and developing real estate. They were successful and built up considerable wealth. In 1893, Knauss built a fine home on E. 15th Ave., one of the first in the University District.

One fateful day, business took Knauss out on Sullivant Ave. on the western edge of the city. There he saw the sad condition of the Camp Chase Cemetery.

During the Civil War, Camp Chase had been a prisoner-of-war camp for Confederates. It stretched from W. Broad south to Sullivant and from Hague Avenue east to Demorest. At its peak, it had been home to nearly 10,000 Confederate prisoners-of-war. A smallpox epidemic in 1863 and overcrowding and a hard winter in 1864-65 took its toll on the inmates. When the war ended and the POWs returned home they left behind more than 2,000 dead.

After the war’s end, the camp cemetery was forgotten. Bitterness among Union veterans and politicians made care of Confederate graves an unpopular cause. Weeds and briars grew high on the grounds. Wooden grave markers rotted away. Gophers and rabbits made their homes among the decaying monuments. Developers cast greedy eyes on the acreage and wondered how it might be converted to more profitable use.

Knauss was appalled and began the project that would become his life’s work.

He argued that the fallen husbands, sons, and brothers of Camp Chase deserved better. The war was over and North and South were reunited. All were Americans now and brothers:

They were American citizens, they were men, they had mothers and sisters, some had wives and children, all praying to one God and Father; and O how many a prayer went up that these unfortunate dead might be returned to their homes! Alas! the fate of war decreed otherwise and where their bodies lie is in many instances unknown to their loved ones... If I were in the South and saw an ex-Confederate do honor to an unknown Union soldier's grave, I would say with all my soul" "God bless you and yours forever!"

He wrote to politicians, complained in letters to the editor, contacted Southern veterans associations, toured and lectured, raised funds, spent freely from his own pockets, and even put his own back to work in the cause of restoring the cemetery to a decent condition.

In 1895, Knauss conducted the first Memorial Day ceremonies on the grounds with little more than his own family in attendance.

His campaign was not a popular one in the North. Though the war was thirty years past, feelings still ran high. Union widows and orphans attacked him as a traitor. Survivors of the inhumane Southern prisoner-of-war camps asked how he could forget their suffering. Northern veterans' groups were openly hostile. Knauss lost business and received threats of violence and even death.

Decoration Day ceremonies 1898 from Knauss' book The Story of Camp Chase (1906).

His patriotism was questioned. An ad hoc committee formed among legislators at the Statehouse and demanded he present himself and give an account of his actions. He refused. They threatened him with dire consequences he did not cease his activities.

Several times, guards had to be posted at the cemetery against threats of vandalism. Once, attackers threatened to destroy the place with dynamite.

Despite this, Knauss persevered and his campaign bore fruit. The weeds and brush were cut and arrangements made to have the grounds cared for. Flowers and ornamental trees contributed by Southern states were planted. A solid stone wall was erected around the burying ground. Rotted or decaying wooden markers were replaced with stone ones.

Each year, Knauss arranged a memorial service at the grounds on Memorial Day. Each year, the size of the audience in attendance grew. Each year, more local and state notables were willing to appear. In 1897, the mayor was in attendance. In 1900, the governor came and said a few words.

In 1897, an inscribed boulder was placed there as a collective memorial. The text read "2,260 Confederate Veterans of the War 1861-1865 Buried in This Enclosure." In 1902, a memorial arch inscribed simply “Americans” was added as tribute to the fallen.

Camp Chase Cemetery

After the dedication of the arch in 1902, an aging Knauss turned over preservation of the cemetery and organization of the annual memorial to the United Daughters of the Confederacy. He wasn't quite done though. His travels and encounters had made him something of an expert on the camp. In 1906, he published The Story of Camp Chase, the definitive history on the subject. Based on diaries, letters, and interviews with prisoners and guards, the book chronicles the story of life in the POW camp. It tells of the inmates' loneliness, hardships, privations, disease, escapes, attempted escapes, conspiracies, occasional moments of joy and fellowship, and the ever-present mud. The volume also records the history of Knauss' efforts to restore and preserve the burying ground.

Knauss spent the rest of his years supporting various patriotic causes. It’s said he spent much of the remainder of his fortune providing free American flags to any school that wrote him to ask for one.

In 1917, at the age of 77, Knauss died in his 15th Ave. home. He was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery beneath a monument commemorating his military service

A few months earlier, Confederate Veteran magazine remembered Knauss thusly:

...the men and women of the South always speak one name with tender reverence and admiration, that of Col. W. H. Knauss, of this city. We call him great and good, with his patriotic heart overleaping all the prejudices and passions of war and inaugurating the decoration of these once neglected graves and pleading for a wider and broader spirit and for writing over their dust the magic word "Americans." There is no place in all the Southland where the name of Colonel Knauss does not evoke the affectionate remembrance of its people.

In 1922, the United Daughters of the Confederacy placed a plaque at the entrance to the cemetery honoring Knauss' memory


General E. Kirby Smith CDV

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Offered ia a nice CDV of General E. Kirby Smit.  General Smith is wearing his COnfederate generals uniform in the image.  The backmark on the image is E.&H.T. Anthony, New York.

Born in St. Augustine Florida, Edmund Kirby Smith was educated at the United States Military Academy, where he graduated in 1845.  After graduation, Smith served in the Mexican-American War with distinction, participating in the battles at Cerro Gordo and Contreras.  After the war, he served as a Professor of Mathematics at West Point before being sent west to participate in the Indian Campaigns.  Smith was in Texas with the 2nd Cavalry when war broke out in 1861.  At first Smith refused to surrender to Texas militia, but his loyalties changed once Florida seceded Smith resigned from the United States Army, and entered the Confederate army with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Edmund Kirby Smith was quickly commissioned as a brigadier general within the Confederate army, and served at the First Battle of Manassas, where he was seriously injured.  After recovering, he was sent west to command the Army of East Tennessee.  Fighting alongside Braxton Bragg in his invasion of Kentucky, Smith led his army to victory at Richmond on August 30, 1862.  In early 1863, he was transferred to the Trans-Mississippi Department and tasked with helping halt the Union’s advance on the Mississippi River.  In early 1864, he successfully repulsed the Red River Campaign led by Nathaniel Banks, but as a result of his isolated location, could do little more.  He finally surrendered his troops, one of the last to do so, on May 26, 1865 to General E. R. S. Canby.


General Richard "Dick" Ewell CDV


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Offered is a nice CDV of General Richard S. "Dick" Ewell.  The image is a bust shot of General Ewell in his Confederate uniform.  The backmark is E..& H.T. Anthony, New York.

Richard Stoddert Ewell began his career after graduating 13th out of the 42 students of the American Military Academy’s class of 1840.  He was sent to serve in the west with the 1st US Dragoons, and served in the Mexican-American War.  During the war, he participated in the battles of Contreras and Churubusco, and received a promotion to captain for his gallantry.  On May 7, 1861, he resigned from the United States Army, and entered the Confederate Army.

Ewell participated in a minor skirmish before the outbreak of fighting, and received a commission as a brigadier general on June 17, 1861.  He commanded a brigade at the First Battle of Bull Run, but saw little combat.  On January 24, 1862, he was promoted to major general and served alongside General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson through the Valley Campaign in Virginia.  He protected Richmond during Union General George McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign, and commanded his troops successfully at the battles of Malvern Hill, Gaines’ Mill, the Seven Days Battles, and the Second Battle of Bull Run.  At the Battle of Groveton, Ewell was severely wounded in the leg, which was amputated below the knee.  After several months of recovery, Ewell returned to the army and participated in the Battle of Chancellorsville.  On May 23, 1863, Ewell was promoted to lieutenant general to replace General Jackson, who had been mortally wounded at Chancellorsville. 

Ewell then participated in the Battle of Gettysburg, but received criticism for his actions.  Although he met with great success during the early portions of the battle on July 1, 1863, he did not continue to assault Union positions, which provided Union troops the time they needed to reorganize and prepare defenses.  Although confusion exists as to why Ewell did not continue to attack the Union troops, many of the generals in Robert E. Lee’s army felt that Ewell actions helped lead to the Confederate defeat.  Following the Gettysburg Campaign, Ewell performed well during the Battle of the Wilderness, but again received criticism for his inaction and indecisiveness at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.  Following the battle, Ewell, who was suffering from health problems, was relieved of commanding his division, and sent to command the defenses of Richmond.  During the retreat from Richmond, Ewell and his men were surrounded and captured at Sayler’s Creek on April 6, 1865. He remained imprisoned at Fort Warren for the remainder of the war.


"The Imperialized Confederate" Armed Officer CDV

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A wonderful image of a Confederate officer smoking a cigar and holding a bottle of champaign or wine!  The officer is wearing a top hat.  He is also wearing a pistol in his holster on his side.  He is wearing high boots and has a jaunty air about him.  On the back of the image in ink is written "The Imperialized Confederate".


Murfreesboro, Tennessee Civil War Court House with union Soldiers 1863 CDV

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A super image of union soldiers camped in front of the Murfreesboro, Tennessee court house in 1863.  Union soldiers, tents, a wagon, a horse are all in front of the court house.  It looks like it is 8:10 in the morning on the clock and the U.S. flag flys over the court house.  The backmark is "Butler, Bonsall & Co., Army Photographers, General Rousseau's Division".


Captain Robert Morrow CDV - Tennessee Union Officer

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This is a bust shot of Captain Robert Morrow, born in Tennessee and fighting for the Union.  The backmark is "T.M. Schleier, Photographer, Nashville, Knoxville & Chattanooga, Tenn.".  Morrow presented this image to someone since he signed it "Yours truly Robt. Morrow - Capt. A.A.G.".  

Captain Morrow was wounded in the knee at Salisbury, North Carolina.  Morrow and Major Miles Keogh (later of Indian War fame) led the 11th Kentucky Cavalry (Union) in a charge on the left flank of the Confederates at Salisbury, North Carolina.  The Spenser rifles the 11th Kentucky was armed with helped turn the Confederates flank, and with the advance of additional Union troops, the Confederate retreat became a rout.  Captain Morrow was promoted to Bvt. Colonel for conpicuous gallantry at the capture of Salisbury. 

Robert Morrow

Residence was not listed; 
Enlisted on 9/14/1863 as a Captain.

On 9/14/1863 he was commissioned into 
US Volunteers Adjutant Genl Dept 
He was Mustered Out on 11/30/1866
 (Subsequent service in US Army from 05/09/1867 until 
 his death)


Promotions:
* Capt 9/14/1863 (Captain & Asst Adjutant General)
* Major 3/13/1865 by Brevet 
* Colonel 3/13/1865 by Brevet 
* Lt Colonel 4/12/1865 by Brevet 
* Major 7/25/1865 (Major & Asst Adjutant General)


Other Information:
born in Tennessee
died 11/27/1873

Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:

General David Stanley CDV - Medal of honor Winner

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A nice CDV image of General David S. Stanley, Medal of honor winner for the battle of Franklin.  General Stanley has his long beard with his major general rank.  This would place the image from around 1864 or later.  The corners are clipped.  There is no backmark. 

David Sloane Stanley

Stanley was born 1 June 1828 in Cedar Valley, Ohio. He was appointed to West Point on 1 July 1848 and graduated 9th in the class of 1852. Upon graduation he was brevetted 2nd lieutenant in the 2nd US Dragoons and assigned as quartermaster to the surveying party commanded by Lieutenant Amiel W. Whipple that charted the route for a railroad from Fort Smith, Arkansas to San Diego, California. Stanley was promoted to 2nd lieutenant on 6 September 1853 and in 1854 was ordered to Fort Chadbourne on the Texas frontier. On 3 March 1855 he was transferred to Troop D, 1st US Cavalry, then commanded by Captain George B. McClellan. Stanley was promoted to 1st lieutenant on 27 March 1855. In 1856 Stanley was sent, along with his regiment, to Kansas to suppress the disturbances between proslavery advocates and "free soilers." He next saw action against the Cheyenne Indians on the Great Plains. In one instance at a fight near Fort Kearny, Nebraska a future adversary, JEB Stuart, is credited with saving his life. In 1860 Stanley was assigned to Fort Smith. He was promoted to captain on 16 March 1861.

When the war began Stanley, a slave-owner, was offered the command of a Confederate Arkansas regiment with the rank of colonel. He declined and headed to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He was transferred to the 4th US Cavalry on 3 August then was appointed brigadier general of volunteers on 28 September 1861 shortly after taking part in the battle at Wilson's Creek. He commanded a division for the remainder of the 1862 Missouri campaign seeing action at New Madrid, Island Number Ten, and Corinth. He was promoted to major general of volunteers on 29 November 1862 and appointed chief of cavalry of the Army of the Cumberland. He was brevetted lieutenant colonel on 31 December 1862 for "gallantry and meritorious service" at Stone's River. He was posted to the 5th US Cavalry as a major in regular army on 1 December 1863. He commanded the 1st division/ IV Corps during the Atlanta campaign and was brevetted colonel on 15 May 1864 for his role at Resaca, Georgia. He commanded the IV Corps at Spring Hill and Franklin, Tennessee where he was severely wounded on 30 November 1864. He was brevetted brigadier general in the regular army for his action at Ruff's Station, Georgia and major general in the regular army for his "distinguished bravery" at Franklin on 13 March 1865.

Even though the civil war had ended Stanley, recovered from his wounds, remained in command of the IV Corps. He led the IV Corps into Texas in June 1865 to counter the growing French involvement in Mexican internal affairs and the threat posed by Maximilian. Stanley established his headquarters at Victoria, Texas then moved his command to San Antonio, Texas in October 1865. He remained in San Antonio supervising as the IV Corp's regiment were mustered out of service. While at San Antonio Stanley ending the army's camel corps experiment when he ordered the remaining camels sold. Stanley was mustered out of the volunteer service on 1 February 1866. He remained in the regular army and was promoted to colonel and assigned command of the 22nd US infantry on 28 July 1866 and assigned along the Indian frontier. In 1873 he was involved in the Yellowstone expedition then from 1879 through 1882 he was involved in suppressing various Indian uprisings in Texas. He was promoted to to brigadier general on 24 March 1884 and assigned to command the Department of Texas. He retired from the army on 1 June 1892. On 29 March 1893 Stanley was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Franklin. The citation reads, "At a critical moment rode to the front of one of his brigades, reestablished its lines, and gallantly led it in a successful assault." Stanley was governor of the Soldier's Home in Washington DC from 13 September 1893 until 15 April 1898. He died on 13 March 1902 in Washington and was buried in the Soldiers Home cemetery. His autobiography, " Personal Memoirs of Major-General D. S. Stanley, U.S.A.," was published in 1917.

Missouri UCV Commander at Gettysburg Photos - Black Horse Virginia Cavalry

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Fantastic group of two photographs of J. William Towson.  Towson was in the Virginia Black Horse Cavalry in the war and then moved to Missouri.  He became the Department Commander and the Missouri representative to the 1913 Gettysburg Reunion Committee!  In the first photograph, Towson is wearing his Department Commanders uniform.  On the uniform is a 1913 Virginia Cavalry at Gettysburg badge and a Southern Cross on his left side.  On his right side, he is wearing a 1913 Missouri at Gettysburg badge.  The photograph has a photographers mark of Shelbina, Missouri.  Towson was born near Williamsport, in Washington County, Maryland and fought with J.E.B. Stuart in the Black Horse Cavalry.  He was captured at Winchester in 1863 but exchanged in time to participate in the battle of Gettysburg.  He fought in the battles of Brandy Station, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spottsylvania C.H., Coal Harbor, Trevillians Station, Yellow Tavern, and many other engagements until the end of the war.  He surrendered at Appomattox.


The second photograph has a Jefferson City, Missouri photographer mark.  It shows Towson as a business man.  He has a stick pin on his lapel but I can not determine if this is professional or UCV.  The first photograph is the one used in the Pennsylvania report on the Gettysburg reunion book.  I have amassed additional information on Towson and it will come with the photographs.

General David S. Stanley - Medal of Honor Winner - CDV

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This image is a late war image of General Davis S. Stanley.  He is shown as a major general and this did not occur until 1865.  This is a waist up view with Stanley wearing a full beard.  He had just recovered from his wound at the battle of Franklin, Tennessee.  He is wearing his Major General uniform and can clearly see his two stars on his rank straps.  Written under General Stanley's image is "Stanley" in pencil.  There is no back mark on the image.


David Sloane Stanley

Stanley was born 1 June 1828 in Cedar Valley, Ohio. He was appointed to West Point on 1 July 1848 and graduated 9th in the class of 1852. Upon graduation he was brevetted 2nd lieutenant in the 2nd US Dragoons and assigned as quartermaster to the surveying party commanded by Lieutenant Amiel W. Whipple that charted the route for a railroad from Fort Smith, Arkansas to San Diego, California. Stanley was promoted to 2nd lieutenant on 6 September 1853 and in 1854 was ordered to Fort Chadbourne on the Texas frontier. On 3 March 1855 he was transferred to Troop D, 1st US Cavalry, then commanded by Captain George B. McClellan. Stanley was promoted to 1st lieutenant on 27 March 1855. In 1856 Stanley was sent, along with his regiment, to Kansas to suppress the disturbances between proslavery advocates and "free soilers." He next saw action against the Cheyenne Indians on the Great Plains. In one instance at a fight near Fort Kearny, Nebraska a future adversary, JEB Stuart, is credited with saving his life. In 1860 Stanley was assigned to Fort Smith. He was promoted to captain on 16 March 1861.

When the war began Stanley, a slave-owner, was offered the command of a Confederate Arkansas regiment with the rank of colonel. He declined and headed to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He was transferred to the 4th US Cavalry on 3 August then was appointed brigadier general of volunteers on 28 September 1861 shortly after taking part in the battle at Wilson's Creek. He commanded a division for the remainder of the 1862 Missouri campaign seeing action at New Madrid, Island Number Ten, and Corinth. He was promoted to major general of volunteers on 29 November 1862 and appointed chief of cavalry of the Army of the Cumberland. He was brevetted lieutenant colonel on 31 December 1862 for "gallantry and meritorious service" at Stone's River. He was posted to the 5th US Cavalry as a major in regular army on 1 December 1863. He commanded the 1st division/ IV Corps during the Atlanta campaign and was brevetted colonel on 15 May 1864 for his role at Resaca, Georgia. He commanded the IV Corps at Spring Hill and Franklin, Tennessee where he was severely wounded on 30 November 1864. He was brevetted brigadier general in the regular army for his action at Ruff's Station, Georgia and major general in the regular army for his "distinguished bravery" at Franklin on 13 March 1865.

Even though the civil war had ended Stanley, recovered from his wounds, remained in command of the IV Corps. He led the IV Corps into Texas in June 1865 to counter the growing French involvement in Mexican internal affairs and the threat posed by Maximilian. Stanley established his headquarters at Victoria, Texas then moved his command to San Antonio, Texas in October 1865. He remained in San Antonio supervising as the IV Corp's regiment were mustered out of service. While at San Antonio Stanley ending the army's camel corps experiment when he ordered the remaining camels sold. Stanley was mustered out of the volunteer service on 1 February 1866. He remained in the regular army and was promoted to colonel and assigned command of the 22nd US infantry on 28 July 1866 and assigned along the Indian frontier. In 1873 he was involved in the Yellowstone expedition then from 1879 through 1882 he was involved in suppressing various Indian uprisings in Texas. He was promoted to to brigadier general on 24 March 1884 and assigned to command the Department of Texas. He retired from the army on 1 June 1892. On 29 March 1893 Stanley was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Franklin. The citation reads, "At a critical moment rode to the front of one of his brigades, reestablished its lines, and gallantly led it in a successful assault." Stanley was governor of the Soldier's Home in Washington DC from 13 September 1893 until 15 April 1898. He died on 13 March 1902 in Washington and was buried in the Soldiers Home cemetery. His autobiography, " Personal Memoirs of Major-General D. S. Stanley, U.S.A.," was published in 1917.

59 Ohio Infantry Veteran wearing GAR Badge

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A great cabinet card of Michael Beckelhimer of Company B, 59th Ohio Infantry.  The photograph has Beckelhimer seated with his wife and family.  He is wearing a Grand Army of the Republic "In Memoriam" badge.  You can clearly see the "G.A.R." on the hanger of the badge and the G.A.R. membership badge depicted on the In Memoriam badge.  The cabinet card was photographed by Atwood in Georgetown, Ohio.  Written on the back of the image in pencil is "Mike Beckelhymer - Give back to Ruth Stutz - Property of Pearl Manning".  


Beckelhimer enlisted in August 1862 into Company "B" of the 59th Ohio Infantry.  He was listed as a Prisoner of War on September 20, 1863 at Chickamauga, Georgia.  He mustered out in June, 1865.

History of the 59th Ohio Infantry

Organized October 1, 1861, under Colonel J.P. Fyffe, it went into the field soon after under General Nelson in Eastern Kentucky. In December it joined Buell's army, and in the spring of 1862 moved to the relief of Grant at Shiloh, fighting through the whole of the second day. It participated in the siege of Corinth, and after the evacuation marched into Northern Alabama. In August it began its race with Bragg through Tennessee and Kentucky, reaching Louisville September 25th, and again pursued Bragg southward, participating in the battle of Stone River. It opened the fight at Chickamauga and contested every inch of ground against overwhelming numbers. In November the Regiment assaulted Mission Ridge, and afterwards marched for Knoxville. It joined Sherman's Atlanta campaign in the spring of 1864, taking active part in all the battles and skirmishes to the end. Its three years term having expired in September, it was ordered to Nashville, where the men were mustered out October 31, 1864.

From Dyer's Compendium

59th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Ripley, Ohio, September 12, 1861. Moved to Maysville, Ky., October 1. Nelson's Campaign in Kentucky October-November. Action at West Liberty October 21. Olympian Springs November 4. Ivy Mountain November 8. Piketown November 8-9. Moved to Louisa, thence to Louisville and to Columbia, Ky., December 11. Attached to 11th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to December, 1861. 11th Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Ohio, to March, 1862. 11th Brigade, 5th Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 11th Brigade, 5th Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to September, 1864. Unattached, 4th Division, 20th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1864. Tullahoma, Tenn., Defences of Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1864.
SERVICE.--Duty at Columbia, Ky., December 11, 1861, to February 15, 1862. March to Bowling Green, Ky., thence to Nashville, Tenn., February 15-March 8. March to Savannah, Tenn.; March 18-April 6. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Occupation of Corinth May 30, and pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. March to Stevenson, Ala., via Iuka, Miss., Tuscumbia, Florence, Huntsville and Athens, Ala., June 12-July 24; thence to Battle Creek and duty there till August 20. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 20-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-22. Battle of Perryville October 8 (Reserve). Nelson's Cross Roads October 18, March to Nashville, Tenn., October 22-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-26. Orchard Knob November 23. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Operations in East Tennessee till April, 1864. Action at Charleston December 28, 1863 (Detachment). Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Face Ridge and Dalton May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Pickett's Mills May 27. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 10-14 Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Transferred to 23rd Army Corps and ordered to Tullahoma, Tenn., thence to Nashville, Tenn., October 24. Mustered out October 31, 1864. Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 45 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 109 Enlisted men by disease. Total 157

Colonel E.D. Hall and Wife - 46 North Carolina Infantry Albumen Photograph

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A nice photograph of Colonel E.D. Hall and his wife of the 46th North Carolina Infantry.  The actual photograph is approximately 7 1/2 inches by 5 inches.  The card is 8 inches by 5 inches.  On the back in pencil is "Col. E.D. Hall & wife Sallie London Green Hall".


Edward Dudley Hall

Residence New Hanover County NC; 
Enlisted on 5/16/1861 at New Hanover County, NC as a Captain.

On 5/16/1861 he was commissioned into "H" Co. NC 18th Infantry 
He was transferred out on 8/17/1861

On 8/17/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff NC 7th Infantry 
He was discharged for promotion on 4/4/1862

On 4/4/1862 he was commissioned into Field & Staff NC 46th Infantry 
He Resigned on 12/31/1863
 (Resigned to accept job as Sherrif of New Hanover County, NC)


Promotions:
* Major 8/17/1861 (As of 7th NC Inf)
* Colonel 4/4/1862 (As of 46th NC Inf)
* Colonel 4/4/1862 (As of Co. S, 46th inf)


Other Information:
born 9/27/1823 in Wilmington, NC


(Died in June, 1896)

After the War he lived in Wilmington, NC

Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:

 - North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster
 - Confederate Military History
(c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ www.civilwardata.com

Colonel Edward Dudley Hall, the first commander of the Forty-
sixth regiment, North Carolina troops, was born at Wilmington, 
September 27, 1823, the son of Edward Pearsall Hall, a prominent 
man of the Cape Fear region.  He was educated at Donaldson 
academy, and in 1845 was married to Susan Hill Lane, of 
Wilmington, who died in 1850, leaving one son.

He subsequently married Sallie Loudon Green, daughter of James S. 
Green, by whom two sons and three daughters are living.  Early in 
manhood he began an active career in politics as a Democrat, was 
elected to the legislature in 1846, and as sheriff in 1852, an 
office in which he was retained for eight years.  In 1861 he 
raised the first company of volunteers in that part of the State, 
with which, as captain, he was mustered in with the Second 
regiment of volunteers.

Upon the organization of the Seventh regiment, State troops, in 
August, 1861, he was commissioned major of that command.  At the 
battle of New Bern, March 14, 1862, he was distinguished for 
gallantry in the bayonet charge of his regiment, by which the 
enemy were driven from the breastworks at Fort Thompson and a 
section of Brem's battery retaken.

Soon afterward, on account of the fame which he gained on this 
occasion, he had the honor of being elected colonel of the Forty-
sixth, then forming, though he was personally acquainted with but 
one man in the regiment.  Going into Virginia with this command 
he was assigned to Walker's, afterward Cooke's, brigade, and 
served in all the battles of the army of Northern Virginia up to 
December, 1864, when disability compelled his resignation.

After the wounding of Colonel Manning, he commanded the brigade 
at Sharpsburg and was commended by his superior officers for his 
efficient service in this capacity.  At Fredericksburg, after the 
wounding of General Cooke, he was in command of his brigade at 
Marye's hill, where he fought with Cobb's brigade, repulsing six 
attacks of the enemy.  He declined promotion to brigadier-
general, though urged upon him by A. P. Hill.

During the Gettysburg campaign he rendered conspicuous service on 
the South Anna river.  After his return home he served one year 
as sheriff, and in 1866 was elected to the State senate.  He was 
a delegate to the first Democratic convention after the war, and 
was nominated for lieutenant-governor on the ticket headed by 
Judge Thomas S. Ashe.  In a campaign which required fearlessness 
to conduct he was very active.

In 1883 he began a term of four years as mayor of Wilmington, and 
was subsequently elected chief of police.  For three years he was 
special inspector of customs for the Wilmington district, and 
during the four years preceding the final failure of his health, 
he held the position of major-general commanding the North 
Carolina division, United Confederate veterans.  His death 
occurred in June, 1896.

Source:  Confederate Military History Vol. V p. 524

84th Indiana Infantry Reunion Photograph - Badge Grouping - Dunkirk, Indiana

 A nice grouping of a reunion photograph of the 84th Indiana Infantry at their reunion held in Dunkirk, Indiana in 1908.  Also in the group is the badge from the same reunion in 1908 at Dunkirk, Indiana.  The photograph is approximately 7 inches by 5 inches.  It is attached to a gray board that is approximately 10 inches by 8 inches.  All the veterans are sitting in front of a building.  Most of the veterans are wearing the 1908 84th Indiana Infantry reunion badge.  Written below the veterans on the photograph is "84th Indiana Volenteer Infantry. 36th Annual Reunion - Dunkirk, IND. 1908".  The wrong spelling is on the photograph not my mistake.  The badge is a three part badge.  The hanger is a brass type metal with "Souvenir" on it.  The ribbon is a blue ribbon.  Written on the ribbon is "Samuel Orr - Colonel - 84th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Reunion - 36th Annual Reunion - Dunkirk, IND. - Sept. 18, 1908".  A celluloid drop is attached of Colonel Samuel Orr.  It seems the badge manufacturers got the spelling right but the photographer needed to go back to school!  The badge has had some significant separation and is supported with acid free tape on the back.

84th Indiana Infantry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
84th Indiana Infantry Officer Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume 3, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1866 View Entire Book
84th Indiana Infantry Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume 6, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1866 View Entire Book

Regimental History
Eighty-fourth Indiana Infantry. — Cols., Nelson Trusler, Andrew J. Neff, Martin B. Miller; Lieut. -Cols., Samuel Orr, Andrew J. Neff, William A. Boyd, John C. Taylor, Martin B. Miller, George N. Carter; Majs., Andrew J. Neff, William A. Boyd, William Burres, John C. Taylor, Martin B. Miller, George N. Carter, Robert M. Grubbs. This regiment was organized at Richmond and was mustered in Sept. 3, 1862. It left the state on the 8th for Covington, Ky., where it was assigned to the defenses against the threatened invasion of Kirby Smith's forces. On Oct. 1 it moved by rail for Point Pleasant, W. Va., and moved from there on the 13th for Guyandotte, where it remained until Nov. 14. It was then in the vicinity of Cassville and Catlettsburg, Ky., until Feb. 7, 1863, when it left Catlettsburg for Louisville, which place was reached on the 17th, and the regiment was assigned to the 2nd brigade, 3d division, Army of Kentucky. It was first ordered to Nashville, then to Franklin, where it remained until June 3, being engaged in several skirmishes. It marched for Triune and was assigned to the 1st brigade, 1st division, reserve corps, Gen. Granger commanding. It was in the fight at Triune and pursuit of Bragg, the regiment marching to Middleton, Shelby villa and Wartrace, remaining there until Aug. 12. It moved to Estill springs on the 20th, thence to Tullahoma, Stevenson, Bridgeport and Chattanooga, arriving at the latter place Sept. 13. It participated in the battle of Chickamauga, where its division held the extreme left, on the first day, repeatedly repulsing desperate assaults, and on the next day materially aided Gen. Thomas in saving his army from the massed assault of the enemy, losing in the two days 125 in killed, wounded and missing. The regiment moved to Lookout mountain, thence to Moccasin point, and on Nov. 1, to Shell Mound, where it remained until Jan. 26, 1864. It was then assigned to the 2nd brigade, 1st division, 4th army corps, and moved towards Georgia via Cleveland, being engaged at Buzzard Roost. It returned to Cleveland and remained there until May 3, when it moved with the army for Atlanta. It was engaged at Tunnel Hill, Rocky Face ridge, Dalton, Resaca, Kingston, Pumpkin Vine creek, Pine mountain, Kennesaw mountain, Kolb's farm and Peachtree creek. It participated in the operations about Atlanta and in the battles of Jonesboro and Lovejoy's Station, afterward being transferred to the 2nd brigade, 3d division, and left Atlanta on Oct. 3, for Chattanooga, moving thence to Athens, Ala., and thence to Pulaski, Tenn., Columbia and Franklin, being present at the battle at the latter place on Nov. 30. It moved to Nashville, and in the battle there participated in a charge on the enemy's skirmish line, and later in a charge upon the main works of the enemy, carrying his position and driving him from the field. It moved in pursuit as far as Huntsville, Ala., and remained there until March 13, when it was ordered to eastern Tennessee, operating about Knoxville, Strawberry plains and Bull's gap, until it moved to Nashville on Apr. 18. It was mustered out June 14, 1865, when the recruits were transferred to the 57th Ind. with which they served until its muster-out in November. The original strength of the regiment was 949; gain by recruits, 78; total, 1,027. Loss by death, 207; desertion, 53; unaccounted for, 9.

Footnotes:
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 3


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