A pic of your ancestor from that time is the holy grail. I've done some research on my ancestors and unfortunately have not been able to find any pictures of them from that time. There were several Confederate veterans in my family.The photo is my great grandfather, Aaron C, Bullington, born in 1844. Early in the Civil War he joined the Illinois 86th Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The regimental history says that at war's end they had marched over 5,000 miles. Their main battle was at Kennesaw Mountain, where their commanding officer was killed. Aaron was hit by concussion from a random Confederate shell while they were in camp but was able to stay with his unit untill the end. He apparently suffered from what today we call PTSD, and was on medical disability for the rest of his life.
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My Great Great Grandfather was Captain William F Collins 53rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment. Complexion Fair, Hair Light, Eyes Blue, Height 6’1 (27 in 1861)
His brothers Private James W Collins 17th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. (29 in 1861) Shot through the hip at the battle of Murfreesboro and invalided out (unable to march). He later joined the 3rd Tennessee Cavalry Regiment under General Nathan Bedford Forrest and fought on from horseback though permanently disabled due to the hip injury. ,.....he must've been one tough hombre.
Sgt John T Collins 53rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment. (22 in 1861)
Private Leroy B Collins 17th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. (17 in 1861) Gunshot wound in chin at Chickamauga. Ball lodged in back of the neck. Incapacitated for 3 or 4 months.
Private Patrick H Collins Company C, 17th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. (19 in 1861). Slightly wounded in arm at Murfreesboro Dec 31, 1862. Died on May 16, 1864 Battle of Drewry's Bluff.
Private Willis M Collins 3rd Regiment Tennessee Cavalry (24 in 1861). Died May 11 1862 Chattanooga (that was the day after the battle of Chattanooga so he either died that day and wasn't recorded until the next day or was mortally wounded and died the next day).
Some other Great Great Uncles in the Confederate Army
Private James Monroe Evans (14 in 1861). Enlisted late in the war in the next county over from his home county and lied about his age in order to enlist. 18th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
Private Lawson Shelby Williams (17 in 1861) 8th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. Died of Measles in Camp Trousdale which was used from June to November of 1861.
Sgt Franklin J. Williams (21 in 1861) Company C, 44th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. Died Sept 21, 1863 Chickamauga, Georgia. (That was the day after the battle of Chickamauga so he either died that day and his death was not recorded until the next day or he was mortally wounded and died the next day).