Carte-de-visite of Robert S. Smith

Collection:
Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room Collection
Title:
Carte-de-visite of Robert S. Smith
Date of Original:
1861/1862
Subject:
Soldiers--Confederate States of America
Confederate States of America. Army--Uniforms
Confederate States of America. Army--Officers
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 Robert S. Smith. Smith was elected captain of the La Grange Light Guards in April 1861, a unit that became Company B, 4th Georgia. He was elected major of the regiment in May 1862, but was killed at the battle of Sharpsburg on September 17, 1862, "and by his death," wrote a member of the command, " the regiment lost one of its brightest ornaments." General D.H. Hill reported that Smith " fell fighting most heroically at Sharpsburg. He had received a military education and gave promise of eminence in his profession."
Metadata URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/id:arl_awc_awc318
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/acclheritage/do:awc318
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
Athens-Clarke County Library
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