Confederate Civil War Soldier / Officer 5th Georgia Clinch or Cuthbert Rifles For Sale
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Confederate Civil War Soldier / Officer 5th Georgia Clinch or Cuthbert Rifles:
Original 6th plate, circa 1861-1862 ambrotype in
full thermoplastic case: Civil War confederate,
5th Georgia, Clinch or Cuthbert Rifles, with "CR"
insignia on his kepi and painted gold uniform buttons
and buckles.He is not identified but because of his rank, there are
not very many possibilities as to his ID... one very good
possibility is the following:CPT William Henry Long, III
BIRTH 22 Apr 1822
Powelton, Hancock County, Georgia, USA
DEATH 29 Mar 1862 (aged 39)
Son of Col. William Henry Long, Jr. and Susan Faucette Battle.
Graduated from Mercer University in 1840, seven years after its
founding. Studied law. Later became a planter. First Mayor of
Cuthbert, Georgia. Married Sarah Mott Taylor in Monroe County,
Georgia, on Aug. 16, 1842.
Organized Company F, 5th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry
Army of Tennessee, Randolph County, Georgia, on May 10, 1861.
Known as the "Cuthbert Rifles."
William Henry Long, III, died of disease on March 29, 1862, at
Tazewell, Tennessee. His body was then taken back to Georgia for
Ambrotype is in excellent condition behind mat and glass in full,
very good+ to excellent thermoplastic case. I will be adding
a scan and a couple of other photos today. My current listing
photo was taken with a cell phone using flash, which roughly
simulates what the image looks like in bright daylight.Rare museum quality Civil War image. Shipping will most likely
be by Registered (insured) USPS, but other methods might