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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.


"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

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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


General Joseph Wheeler Photograph and Autograph

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A wonderful photograph of Major General Joseph Wheeler in his Spanish American War uniform.  The photograph is in an old wooden frame and has Wheeler's clipped signature below the photograph.  The photograph measures approximately 5 7/16 inches by 6 3/4 inches.  The signature says "Joseph Wheeler - Major Gen Vols".  The frame is approximately 10 1/2 inches by 12 1/4 inches.  


Major General George H. Thomas CDV & Autograph

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A great image of Major General George H. Thomas with his signature on the reverse of the image!  The image is in a CDV format and the backmark is A.S. Morse, Photographer, Dep't of the Cumberland, Nashville, Tennessee.  General Thomas signed the back of the image "George H. Thomas, Maj. Gen'l, Commanding Dep'r Cumber".    


Confederate Veterans with a Plane and a Machine Gun Photograph

Two great photographs of Green B. Sorrell, 47th Alabama Infantry.  The first photograph has a group of Confederate veterans standing in front of a Bi-plane with some wicked looking machine guns.  The machine guns look quite different from the muskets stacked in front of the plane.  One old vet is even holding his Civil War pistol!  This photograph was taken at the 1932 Montgomery, Alabama United Confederate Veterans National reunion.  The plane was at the local U.S. Army base.  Green B. Sorrell is third from the right and he is wearing a UCV staff badge.  On the back of the photograph is "Photo by 4th Photo Section - Air Corps - Maxwell Field - Montgomery, Ala. - Title _________".

The second photograph is a photo of Sorrells wearing his Southern Cross.   Written on the back of the photograph in pencil is "Great Grandfather Sorrell - Green B. Sorrell - G.B. Sorrell, Co. H, 47th Ala. Inf.".

The first photograph is approximately 7 1/2 inches by 9 3/8 inches.  The second photograph measures approximately 5 inches by 6 3/4 inches.

47th Alabama Infantry Regiment

1862

May 22

Organized at Loachapoka, Alabama, under Colonel James McCarthy Oliver and Lieutenant Colonel James W. Jackson

June

Sent to Virginia, where it was attached to Taliaferro's Brigade of Jackson's Division.

August 9

Battle of Cedar Run

Suffered 12 killed and 76 wounded, including Captains Michael Jefferson Bulger, wounded, and Albert C. Menefee, killed

August

Lt. Colonel Jackson promoted to colonel

August 30

Second Battle of Manasses

The regiment suffered 7 killed and 25 wounded, including Adjutant Henry A. Garrett, wounded, and Lieutenant William Grimmett, killed

September 1

Battle of Chantilly

September 12 - 15

Siege of Harpers Ferry

September 17

Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The regiment was commanded by Colonel James W. Jackson, who took command of the brigade at the begnning of the battle. Captain James M. Campbell commanded the regiment.

 

lost 98 of the115 men engaged, including Colonel James W. Jackson, wounded, Captain Henry C. Lindsey, wounded, and Lieutenant George W. Gammell, killed. Seventeen men under a sergeant were all that could muster on the 18th

December 13

Battle of Fredericksburg

Captain Capt. James M. Campbell commanded the regiment.

1863

January 19

Transferred to Law's Alabama Brigade in Hood's Division of Longstreet's Corps per Lee's Special Orders No. 19

Aptil 27

Captain Samuel A. Cox died in service

April 11 - May 6

Suffolk Campaign

June 11

Captain John N. McKee died in service

July 1 - 3

Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Lt. Colonel Michael Jefferson Bulger, who was shot through the lung, left behind presumably dying when the regiment fell back, and captured. Major J. M. Campbell took over the regiment. It lost 40 casualties, including Captain Joseph Johnston, Jr., who was killed.

 

From the report of Maj. Campbell: "Lieut.-Col. M. J. Bulger fought most nobly. Out of 21 officers, 4 were killed; all the 21 acted well. About one-third of the whole number were killed and wounded." Footnote: "Lieutenant-Colonel Bulger was not killed. On July 16, 1863, he became colonel, vice James W. Jackson, resigned."

July 10

Colonel James W. Jackson resigned due to ill health

July 16

Lt. Colonel Bulger was promoted to to colonel while still in a Federal hospital. He would be exchanged in several months but would never return to the field. Bulger acknowledged that "the compassion shown by (Union Colonel James C.) Rice saved his life." Rice, whose 44th New York had been defending Little Round Top against Bulger's men, had accepted his surrender and made sure Bulger was taken care of by a Union surgeon.

September 20

Battle of Chickamauga

October 28

Lookout Valley

Commended in report on engagement; suffered no casualties.

September

The regiment was transferred to the west with Longstreet and two divisions.

November

Siege of Knoxville

Colonel Bulger commanded the regiment.

1864

April

The regiment returned to the Eastern Theater with Longstreet's two divisions.

May 5 - 6

Battle of the Wilderness

The regiment lost 111 casualties, including Captains William Ballard, wounded and captured, and James A. Sanford, killed

May 7 - 12

Battle of Spottsylvania
Lt. Colonel Michael Bulger and Major James McDonald Campbell were killed.

June 13 - July 31

The regiment suffered 6 killed and 9 wounded

August 1 - December 31

The regiment lost 7 killed and 27 wounded, including Lt. Colonel Leigh Richmond Terrell, killed Oct. 13; and and Captain J. A. Gaskin, also killed

November

On north side of James River in Law's (then Perry's) Brigade

1865

April 9

Surrendered at Appomattox about 90 men under Captain Eli Daniel Clower

 



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