Carte-de-visite of William E. Smith

Collection:
Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room Collection
Title:
Carte-de-visite of William E. Smith
Date of Original:
1861/1865
Subject:
Soldiers--Confederate States of America
Confederate States of America. Army--Uniforms
Confederate States of America. Army--Officers
Legislators--Confederate States of America
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Portraits
Location:
United States, Georgia, 32.75042, -83.50018
Medium:
cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Carte-de-visite photograph of William E. Smith. Smith took over as captain of Company E, 4th Georgia Infantry, on the retirement of Captain Rust. Smith was a small man, and as a child a Frenchman had called him, "Mon petite," which his friends transformed into "Tete." But Tete Smith Served as captain only briefly, for scarcely two months after taking office, on June 25, 1862, he lost his right leg in a minor action at King's School House, Virginia. In August, he resigned and returned home where he returned to his law practice until elected to the Confederate Congress. He served in that capacity until the Confederate government collapsed.
Metadata URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/id:arl_awc_awc314
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/acclheritage/do:awc314
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
Athens-Clarke County Library
Rights:

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