A wonderful badge identified to William Rudolph McEntire of the 9th Georgia Light Artillery Battalion is now available.† The badge has a brass metal oval holder which has a celluloid pin in te middle.† The celluloid pin has a wonderful cannon likeness in the middle and has "Co. A, 9th GA. Battalion of Artillery Association - Compliments of Lieut. W.R. McEntire" written on it.† A red, white, and red ribbon is attached to the hanger.† A small cannon drop is attached to the ribbon.† The badge is approximately 5 1/8 inches long and approximately 1 3/4 inches wide at it's widest point.† The badge was made by the Whitehead & Hoag Company of Newark, New Jersey.† Lt. McEntire was captured at Knoxville, Tennessee in September, 1863 and was confined at Johnson's Island, Ohio prison of war camp.
| |William Rudolph McEntire
Residence Atlanta GA; a 23 year-old Merchant.
Enlisted on 2/27/1862 at Atlanta, GA as a Private.
On 2/27/1862 he mustered into "A" Co. GA 9th Battn Light Artillery
(date and method of discharge not given)
He was listed as:
* POW 9/7/1863 Knoxville, TN
* Confined 9/20/1863 Johnson's Island, OH (Estimated date)
* Oath Allegiance 6/12/1865 Johnson's Island, OH (Released)
* 2nd Lieut 5/15/1862
born 1/6/1839 in Buncombe County, NC
died 6/22/1920 in Dallas, TX
(Parents: Bevil & Elizabeth Wells McEntire. Married
Missie Carmelar Burnett Nov. 23, 1865)
After the War he lived in Dallas, TX
Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
- Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
- Confederate Veteran Magazine
- Photo from Confederate Veteran Magazine
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Item #: RX30001
Price: $865.00 USD