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.
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.
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
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!