November 23, 2012

Picture of the Week 23nov2012


Another fantastic Civil War image recently featured in Civil War Times magazine gets Picture of the Week for 23november2012.

Ambrotype of the Pattillo Brothers, Company K, 22nd Regt. Georgia Volunteer Infantry

The four Pattillo brothers were from Henry County and enlisted together on August 31, 1861, in Company K, 22nd Regiment of the Georgia Volunteer Infantry.
Benjamin is seated on the far left and appears to be holding a Confederate hand grenade. On August 30, 1862, during the Battle of 2nd Manassas he was shot in the stomach and died the next day in the General Hospital in Warrenton, Virginia.
George, who is seated second from the left, was assigned for making shoes for the Confederacy at Augusta, Georgia from November 1862 until the end of the war. He was the only Pattillo brother to live through the Civil War without sustaining any injury.
James, seated third from the left, was discharged in March of 1862 and later reenlisted. During the Battle of Second Deep Bottom on August 16, 1864, he was shot in the foot. He had to have his third toe removed due to this injury.
John, seated on the far right, suffered from a case of Dysentery and was admitted to Chimborazo Hospital #2 in Richmond, Virginia on May 31, 1862. He was released from the hospital and returned to duty on June 14, 1862. Not long after returning to duty he was wounded during the Seven Days' battles near Richmond, Virginia, on June 28, 1862. He never fully recovered and pension records show he was discharged from service on account of wounds in March of 1863. Courtesy the David Wynn Vaughan Collection.

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