Sgt. Henry A. Humphreys, 7th Tennessee Cavalry, Forrest's Cavalry
Item #: 14640
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A neat photograph of Sgt. Henry A. Humphreys, Company G, 7th Tennessee Cavalry, Forrest Cavalry Command. Sgt. Humphreys is sitting with his wife and he is wearing his United Confederate Veterans lapel badge. The photograph was taken by T.E. Jenkins, Paris, Tennessee as noted by his imprint on the front of the photograph. Written on the back of the image in pencil is "Henry & Linda Humpheys - V.E. or Jenny". The image is approximately 6 1/2 inches by 4 3/8 inches. After the war, Sgt. Humphreys lived in Henry County, Tennessee and died there in 1924. In volume XXXII, page 354 of the "Confederate Veteran" magazine an obituary says "Henry A. Humphreys, aged eighty-seven years, died June 2, 1924. He was first sergeant of Company G, 7th Tennessee Cavalry, and served through the war, and was one of thirty of his command to surrender at the close. He had been a member of Henry County court for thirty years. A son and a daughter survive him. Comrade Humphreys was a true, loyal soldier and citizen, filling all requirements of noble manhood. He had been a member of the Primitive Baptist Church for fifty years." Sgt. Humphreys was a member of the Fitzgerald-Kendall Camp of the United Confederate Veterans, Paris, Tennessee.
7th (JACKSON'S-STOCK'S-DUCKWORTH'S) TENNESSEE CAVALRY REGIMENT Also called First Tennessee Cavalry Regiment
Formed April 1, 1862 by addition of unattached companies to 6th (Logwood's) Battalion; reorganized June, 1862 with two additional companies; paroled at Gainesville, Alabama May 1865.
Colonels-W. H. Jackson, John G. Stocks, William L. Duckworth
Lieutenant Colonels-John G. Stocks, William L. Duckworth, W. F. Taylor
Majors-William L. Duckworth, W. F. Taylor, C. C. Clay
William F. Taylor, Co. "A". Formerly "A", 6th Battalion (q.v.). Men from Shelby County. Detached October, 1862 as Escort to General W. H. Jackson.
James P. Russell, Co. "B". Formerly "C", 6th Battalion (q.v.). Men from Haywood, Fayette, and Tipton Counties. "Smyth Partisan Rangers." Detached as General Loring's Escort, fall of 1862.
S. P. Bassett, John T. Lawler, Co. "C". Formerly "F", 6th Battalion (q.v.). Men from Shelby County.
L. W. Taliaferro, Co. "D". Formerly "D", 6th Battalion (q.v.). Men from Haywood County
W. J. Tate, Co. "E". Formerly "B", 6th Battalion (q.v.). Men from Hardeman County. Co. "F" consolidated with Co. "E" April, 1865.
Charles C. Clay, Co. "F". Formerly 2nd Mississippi-Alabama Cavalry Battalion. "The Forked Deer Rangers." Men from Crockett County. Enlisted November 4, 1861 by I. P Simmons. Consolidated with Co. "E" April, 1865. Men from Haywood County (now Crockett County).
John G. Stocks (to lieutenant colonel), F. F. Aden, Co. "G". "The Independent Rebel Rangers." Organized November 13, 1861. Men from Henry County.
H. C. McCutchen, Co. "H". Organized December 10, 1861. Men from Weakley County. Some men from Faulkner's 12th Kentucky Cavalry were paroled as part of this company Lafayette Hill, James R. Alexander, Co. "I". Organized March 15, 1862. Men from Tipton County.
Samuel T. Taylor, Co. "K". Organized March 18, 1862. Men from Shelby, Tipton and Fayette Counties. Became extinct September, 1862 by resignation of officers, and transfer of men to other companies.
James A. Taylor, Alex Duckworth, Co. "L". Organized April 15, 1862. Men from Haywood County. "The Western Rangers."
J. G. Haywood, B. T. Davis, Co. "M". Organized April 16, 1862. Men from Haywood and Lauderdale Counties. Detached as Escort Company, fall of 1862.
Note: These were the first twelve companies. In February, 1865, Captain James A. Anderson's 2nd Co. "D" of the 2nd Mississippi Partisan Rangers Regiment was attached to the regiment as 2nd Co. "K".
Colonel Duckworth, on a roster of the regiment dated May 28, 1864, at Abbeville, Mississippi gave the following account of the organization of the regiment: "This regiment was formed about April 1, 1862, of Logwood's Battalion and six companies acting singly under the supervision of W. H. Jackson, who claimed to have been made colonel of cavalry by the War Department, and to be acting under orders from General Beauregard. From the 20th to the 25th of the following May there were 10 companies reorganized under the provisions of the original Conscript Act at Trenton, Tennessee, they having previously been either transferred to or mustered into the Confederate Service. Subsequently two other newly formed companies ("L" and "M") were attached to the regiment, and the election of field officers took place on June 20, 1862.
"Under the administration of Colonel Jackson, this organization continued until the following fall, when three companies, "A", "B", "M", were detached for escort to General Officers, two of which, companies "B" and "M", have since been returned; Co. "A" still remains detached. In the meantime, Co. "K", by the resignation of its officers, and assignment of men to other companies became extinct. Early in the year 1863 Colonel Jackson was promoted brigadier general, and succeeded by Lieutenant Colonel J. G. Stocks, and he, by me, then major of the regiment. The following August, Colonel Stocks resigned, and I was promoted to colonel by General Order from Brigadier General Chalmers' Headquarters, and was commissioned as such by the War Department to rank from October 8, 1863. About the 1st of February last, Captain C. C. Clay, the second ranking captain in my regiment, was examined for promotion to majority of the regiment. His examination was made by three field officers, was pronounced very unsatisfactory by the Brigadier General Commanding, and forwarded for decision to the War Department, but of this nothing has been heard. In the meantime Captain W. F. Taylor, Co. "A", Brigadier General Jackson's Escort, was ordered by Major General Lee to report to General Forrest, and he was assigned to my regiment as lieutenant colonel by General Forrest's order April 1, 1864, in which capacity he has since been acting. When Colonel Jackson was promoted he carried away with him all the books and papers belonging to the command. Hence the uncertainty and probably inaccuracies both in this, and in the roster, as to dates."
On April 1, 1862, while only partially organized, the regiment, along with Colonel Pickett's 21st Tennessee Infantry, was attacked at Union City by Federal forces. It moved to Trenton, to Ripley, back to Trenton, where on May 1, Major General Polk suggested that Colomnel Jackson be ordered to destroy Federal stores at Paducah, Kentucky. On May 12, it was ordered to guard the line from Brownsville to the Forked Deer River, via Ripley, reporting to General Villepigue. It covered the evacuation of Fort Pillow by forces under General Villepigue June 3-5, and fell back to Grenada, Mississippi, where it was under the command of Brigadier General Daniel Ruggles. On June 23, Ruggles ordered: "Colonel Jackson, in command, with his regiment and other companies will continue to cover our northern border."
It was commended for "a well planned and soldierly execution of an expedition within the enemy lines, led by Colonel Jackson, and resulting in the capture of a Federal colonel and 56 men, and the destruction of a locomotive and a train of cars near La Fayette Station, on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad on June 25." In July, it reported 39 officers 581 men present for duty, 696 present, and 1087 present and absent.
It was next placed in Brigadier General F. C. Armstrong's Brigade, along with the 1st Mississippi and 1st Missouri Cavalry, and fougbt engagements at Medon and Britton's Lane on August 31 and September 1. At the Battle of Corinth, October 3-4, Colonel Jackson commanded a brigade composed of his own and the 1st Mississippi Cavalry in Major General Mansfield Lovell's Division.
In January, 1863, Colonel Jackson was in command of a brigade composed of his own, the 2nd Arkansas Regiment, Willis' Battalion, Wilbourne's and Faulkner's Regiments, and two companies from the 2nd Missouri Regiment in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. On January 18, one company of Jackson's Regiment, 80 men, was detached to go with Major General Earl Van Dorn, the remaining nine companies, 250 men, to remain with the Army of Mississippi, with headquarters at Grenada, Mississippi.
On April 19, Lieutenant General J. C. Pemberton advised Brigadier General J R. Chalmers: "Stocks' Regiment, all but two companies, have been ordered to report to you." On May 7, the regiment was in Colonel R. McCulloch's Brigade at Big Black Bridge, but on the 3Oth, it was placed in Colonel W. F. Slemon's Brigade composed of the 2nd Arkansas, 7th Tennessee Regiments, Faulkner's Kentucky Battalion, and two companies of Mississippi Partisan Rangers. On June 15, four companies were reported with General Chalmers at Panola, Mississippi. On August 17, it was engaged at Grenada, Mississippi.
On August 20, an inspection report of Chalmers' Command stated: "The command generally is not in good condition. * * * All the troops with the exception of the 7th Tennessee are indifferently armed." On September 10, General Chalmers ordered; "On account of reduced numbers, the 7th Tennessee Cavalry and the 18th Mississippi Partisans Battalion will act together in case of an engagement." On October 22, the 7th Regiment reported only 210 effectives.
On November 23, Major General Stephen D. Lee advised General Chalmers: "Brigadier General Forrest has been assigned to the command in West Tennessee, to organize such troops as he can. ** * I think it best that Duckworth's Regiment go with him to recruit, and return when full to your command." The regiment was with Forrest in his defeat of Major General William Sooy Smith's forces near Okolona, Mississippi on February 24, and Barteau's and Duckworth's Regiments were especially commended; in addition, Forrest wrote: "I desire to testify of my appreciation of the skill and ability of Colonels McCulloch, Russell and Duckworth as Brigade commanders. Colonel Duckworth took command of Colonel Jeffrey E. Forrest's brigade when Colonel Forrest fell on the 22nd."
In March, the regiment accompanied General Forrest in his raid into West Kentucky, and on March 24 captured at Union City, Tennessee the 7th Tennessee Cavalry, U.S.A., about 300 horses and a quantity of arms and stores. It was used for diversionary purposes around Brownsville, Tennessee, with Duck-worth in command of all troops in that area, when Forrest attacked and captured Fort Pillow, and was therefore not with him at that place. After the fall of Fort Pillow, as Forrest was preparing to withdraw from West Tennessee, he wrote: "I will leave Colonel Duck-worth's Regiment and Lieutenant Colonel Crews' Battalion (Forrest's Old Regiment) for the purpose of conscripting the state and holding the guerillas in check."
Through April 30, Colonel Duckworth continued to be reported as in command of a brigade, but on May 10, the regiment was placed in Colonel James J. Neely's Brigade, composed of the 7th, 12th, 14th and 15th Tennessee Cavalry, Higgs' Company of Scouts and Murchison's Provost Guard. On May 14, Duckworth's and Duff's Regiments were ordered to Grenada, Mississippi; on May 23, Duckworth's Regiment was reported at Oxford, Mississippi.
On May 24, Forrest placed Colonel E. W. Rucker in command of a brigade composed of the 7th Tennessee and 19th Mississippi Regiments, and the 18th Mississippi Battalion. The regiment suffered 54 casualtie& in the Battle of Tishomingo Creek, where Forrest defeated Major General S. D. Sturgis on June 10. On July 14, it was again with Forrest in the Battle of Harrisburg.
On July 18, Rucker's Brigade was dissolved, and the 7th returned to Neely's Brigade. On August 7, Duckworth and Colonel Kelley (Forrest's Old Regiment) were ordered to Lick Springs, to blockade the road. On the 3Oth, Rucker's Brigade was reconstituted with the 7th (Duckworth's), 12th (Richardson's) and 13th (Neely's), 14th (Stewart's) and 26th Battalion (Forrest's Old Regiment) as members, and it was known permanently as Rucker's Brigade, in General Chalmer's Division.
As part of this brigade, the regiment was with Forrest in his raid into Middle Tennessee, beginning September 24 with the capture of Athens, Alabama, and concluding October 6, when Forrest recrossed the Tennessee River. It continued with Forrest when he returned to Tennessee with General Hood, and took part in the Battle of Franklin in Chalmers' Division.
On December 6, Rucker's Brigade was ordered to the Charlotte Pike, outside Nashville, to blockade the Cumberland River, which it did successfully until driven back on December 15, in the Battle of Nashville. The 7th Tennessee was sent down the Hillsboro Pike by General Hood, with orders to report at Franklin.
Under Chalmers, and later under Forrest, it formed part of the rear guard for Hood's Army December 18-28, 1864, then withdrew to North Mississippi with Forrest. On March 1, 1865, it was placed in Brigadier General A. W. Campbell's Brigade, Brigadier General W. H. Jackson's Division, then at West Point, Mississippi. It made contact with LaGrange's Brigade, Major General J. H. Wilson's Corps, U.S.A. near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, March 31, and again on April 1 at Scottsville, Alabama. These actions occurred during General Wilson's raid to Selma, Alabama, which resulted in the final surrender of Forrest's forces at Gainesville, Alabama, May 12, 1865, where the regiment was paroled.
Charleston, South Carolina Home with Confederate Veterans & Decorations
Item #: RX13583
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A fantastic photograph of a Charleston, South Carolina home decorated for a Confederate reunion! The home is your usual Charleston home with the porch on the side of the house. Most noticable is the crepe star on the side of the house with General Robert E. Lee's image in the middle. The house has lots of Confeerate ans US flags. Over the door is "WELCOME" on different sheets of paper. There are lots of people on the porches. I can see at least two Confederate veterans. On the back of the photograph is "Clarke's Photo Galerry, Charleston, S.C.". The photograph is in great condition. Unfortunately someone has broken the edges of the card the image is mounted on off all around the photograph. It is very lucky they didn't damage the photograph. The image is approximately 9 1/8 inches by 7 inches.
A great photo of Fred G. Wilhelm. Fred was in the 3rd Georgia Cavalry. He moved to Apalachicola, Florida after the war. He was very active in veteran's affairs and as Adjutant of Camp Tom Moore, No. 556, Apalachicola, Florida wrote many obits for the "Confederate Veteran" magazine. He is listed in many issues and in the 1923 issue he writes "I am now in my eighty-fifth year, read and write without the aid of glasses, no corns or bunions, no bad teeth, steady nerves, as you will note by my writing(which is beautifully clear); and I expect to continue my subscription probably till 1948, as I feel youthful enough for at least twenty-five more years." What a card!
This photo is from his 85th year in 1923. He looks quite dapper and in good shape. Fred is standing in his UCV uniform wearing several badges. The Hotel Delmar in Apalachicola is behind him. Written on the back of the photograph is "Fred G. Wilhelm - Box 206 - Apalachicola, Fla. - Age 85 yrs. - United Confederate Veteran - Wheeler's 3d Ga. Calvary - Enlisted Col.(probably Columbus, GA) - Ga." And his handwriting is as clear as he pronounced in the "Confederate Veteran"! The photograph is approximately 4 1/2 inches by 2 3/4 inches. The Civil War data base shows him as a sargeant but he is addressed as Captain in several "Confederate Veteran" articles.
Joseph Torbett at the 1897 UCV National Reunion Cabinet Card
Item #: 13239
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A nice cabinet card photograph of Joseph Torbett at the 1897 United Confederate Veterans National reunion held in Nashville, Tennessee. Torbett served in the Huwald Tennessee Light Artillery Battery. After doing early war service in East Tennessee, Huwald's Light Artillery served with Forrest and then Wheller's cavalry for the rest of the war.
There are five badge and ribbons on Torbett's suit coat. The ribbon in the center says "DELEGATE U.C.V.". A 1897 UCV National ribbon is to the right of the center ribbon. A UCV Lapel pin is to the right of the 1897 National ribbon. On the left of the center ribbon is a three piece badge with a hanger, ribbon, and drop. Unfortunately I can't make out what badge it is but it is likely the drop has John B. Gordon's likeness on it. The final pin back to the far left of center has Robert E. Lee's likeness on it. I have enhanced the photo for you to more clearly see the badges.
The photographer was Taylor & Wrye, Broad and Vine Streets, Nashville, Tennessee as stamped on the card.
Please note the second and third photos are computer enhanced photographs. THe card looks like the first photograph.
Captain Robert D. Walker, 1st Georgia Infantry Cabinet Card
Item #: 11957
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A nice post war cabinet card image of Captain Robert D. Walker, 1st Georgia Infantry. Captain Walker was mustered in on August 26, 1861 and paroled May 30, 1865. The image has "J.N. Wilson, 21 Ball St. Savannah, GA." written on the bottom of the front card. Written on the back is "Col. R.D. Walker". Everybody got promoted a the end of the war!! The 1st Georgia ended the war in Cleburne's Brigade.
A neat little photograph of a Confederate veteran at a Georgia fair in 1918. The veteran is standing in the middle of the photo. Look at the souvenir stands behind the veteran! On the back of the photograph is written "At Georgia Fair 1918 - See old Confederate soldier in foreground with cain".
The first photo is a good copy of the photograph. The second photo is computer enhanced to give a clearer idea of all the neat things in the photo.
A nice Tintype of a Confederate Veteran! The tintype is attached to a gray mat that says "Good Luck". He is holding a small bag. Could he be a doctor? The racing horses might indicate this photo was taken at the 1900 or 1905 Louisville, Kentucky national reunion. Confederate Veteran tintypes are almost impossible to find!
A great cabinet card of Major General Joseph C. Wheeler. The phtograph was issued and distributed by Fairbank's Fairy Soap. These cards are printed and given as advertising by the soap company. The card is approximately 6 1/4 inches by 3 7/8 inches.
A nice photograph of Lt. Milledge Franklin and his family in 1902. Franklin served in the 19th South Carolina Infantry. Franklin was 72 years old when this photo was taken. Written around the edges on the front is "Lt. Milledge Franklin and Family, Graniteville, S.C. - Xmas 1902 - An Army Co. Mate and Friend of Geo. W. Howard - Presented Xmas 1902". Written on the back of the photograph is Milledge Franklin -Lt. Co"B" - 19th SoCa. Volunteers Manigan - Withers Div_. Polks Corpse.". The photograph is approximately 6 1/4 inches by 5 1/8 inches. A nice identified Confederate veteran photo.
A very large framed photograph of John W. Faxon of the 14th Tennessee Infantry and lived in Clarksville, Tennessee. On the day Fort Sumter was fired on, John Faxon volunteered as a private in Capt. W.A. Forbes company of infantry, the nucleus of the 14th Tennessee Infantry. He was discharged after the Cheat Mountain raid in West Virginia, and returned to Clarksville, where he was made acting assistant adjutant general to Ge. M.G. Gholson, with the rank of major. After the battle of Fort Donelson he went to Richmond, VA where he was on detail duty for the Confederate Treasury department. He then joined the Second Richmond Howitzers, First Regiment Virginia Artillery. After the Wilderness battle he was on account of disability detailed for duty to the "Tax in Kind Bureau" in Charlotte, NC until he surrendered May 3, 1865. He returned to Clarksville, Tennessee after the war and went into banking. He moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee and was a member of the Nathan Bedford Forrest Camp, No. 4 U.C.V. and also a member of the Richmond Howitzer Association. He was colonel on the staff of General John B. Gordon, U.C.V. commander. The frame is approximately 17 1/2 inches by 21 inches. The photograph is approximately 10 1/2 inches by 13 1/2 inches. Written on the back in ink is information on John W. Faxon's Civil War career.
Confederate veteran with Southern Cross Photograph
Item #: 9809
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A large photo of a Confederate Veteran with a Southern Cross standing in front of a house with friends. The photo is approximately 8 1/2 inches by 6 5/8 inches, and the backing is approximately 10 inches by 12 inches.
A great photo of Major General Edgar Taylor, Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia Department, in an automobile with many Confederate flag waving young ladies. These young ladies are probably Maids of Honor at the reunion. Taylor is in his Confederate Veteran uniform. The photo is approximately 10 1/2 inches wide by 7 inches tall.
Here is a wonderful photograph from the 1904 Nashville reunion. These three Confederate veterans are named and all are wearing the 1904 UCV National badge. The man in the middle is T.E. Stanley. Stanley was in the 16th Alabama Infantry. At this time he lived in Arkansas and was the Assistant Inspector General on the staff of Maj. General John J. Horner. He was mustered into Confederate service in 1861 and served until May, 1865. He was wounded three times, once severly at Chickamauga. There is a copy of information and a photo of Stanley copied from the "Confederate Veteran" magazine.
The other two men in the photo are George King and John W. Spangler. Both men have the 1904 badge on plus an additional ribbon. Spangler is wearing a ladder badge. All the men in the photo are identified in period ink and the photo is dated May 15, 1904. Also in period ink on the front is "Alabama Headquarters".
The photo is approximately 4 1/8 inches wide and 3 1/8 inches tall. The cardboard backing is approximately 6 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches. With the photo is a letter from George King to a Fred Nelson. In the letter George King sends this photo and talks about Tom Stanley being in it.
Don't miss this wonderful grouping!
STOLEN!!! Catawba, North Carolina Confederate Veteran Photo
Item #: 8893
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Unfortunately this photo was stolen at the OVMS Show in Ft. Mitchell, KY on May 20! Incredible photograph of Confederate veterans from Catawba County, North Carolina. On the photo is "Reunion of Catawba Veterans 1921". I can count at least one Southern Cross and at least two other reunion badges in this photo! The photo was taken by Hardin Studio, Hickory,N.C. This photo is housed in a large gray/brown cardboard photo holder which is approximately 12 3/4 inches by 11 inches. The photo is approximately 8 inches by 10 inches. Confederate veteran group photos like this don't come available very often!