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9 Georgia Light Artillery IDED Badge with Cannon
Item #: RX30001
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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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