Carte-de-visite of Francis H. DeGraffenreid

Collection:
Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room Collection
Title:
Carte-de-visite of Francis H. DeGraffenreid
Date of Original:
1861/1865
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 Francis H. DeGraffenreid. DeGraffenreid who went to war as a sergeant, was subsequently promoted to lieutenant, acting adjutant, and on the August1, 1862, became captain of Company E, 2th Georgia. "He was a gallant, earnest soldier," wrote a comrade, "devoted to the cause of the South and worthy of the honors he won." His left leg was torn off at Fort Steadman, Virginia, March 25, 1865, and he died in a hospital of the Army of the Potomac the following day. Gen. Philip Cook wrote: "I regret the loss in this engagement of major F. H. De Gaffenreid, Fourth Georgia Regiment, a gallant and meritorious officer, mortally wounded and left in the hands of the enemy..."
Metadata URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/id:arl_awc_awc325
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/acclheritage/do:awc325
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
Athens-Clarke County Library
Rights:

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