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Charles R. Pomeroy, Jr. Civil War photograph

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.VIS220

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a single carte-de-visite of Charles R. Pomeroy, Jr. in his Civil War uniform.

Dates

  • 1861-1865

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative/Biographical History

Charles R. Pomeroy, Jr. (1842-1864) was the son of C. R. and Elizabeth Pomeroy of Pomeroy, Ohio. He enlisted as a private in Company F, Ohio 18th Regiment, on 22 April 1861, mustered out of that unit in August, and enlisted as a private in Company I, 33rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on 11 October 1861. He was promoted to first sergeant on 31 October 1861, to second lieutenant on 1 January 1862, and to first lieutenant on 15 March 1864. Pomeroy was captured at the Battle of Chickamauga in 1863 and was interned at Libby Prison for several months. Because he was assisting a wounded Union officer at the time of his capture, he was mistaken for a physician. When his captors exchanged him as a doctor, he surrendered to Union authorities in Washington, D. C., for "impersonating an officer." Rather than punishing Pomeroy, he was commended by the Secretary of War for securing his early release and returning to his unit. Pomeroy was leading his unit, Company A, in a charge on Confederate breastworks near Atlanta when he was killed on August 13, 1864.

Extent

1 image(s) (one carte-de-visite)

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 2005

Related Archival Materials

Charles R. Pomeroy, Jr. Civil War letters, MSS 723f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.

Title
Charles R. Pomeroy, Jr. Civil War photograph
Author
Sue VerHoef
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

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