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No hits in Google image search? Then let me tell you a bit more about me...

I was born April 12, 1835 in Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi and left this world Oct. 8, 1915 .
In the Civil War I was a Confederate staff officer. I graduated from Maryland Military Academy; served on the staff of General D. R. Jones, then with General James Longstreet. I was wounded in the right hand and thigh at the Wilderness. After the war I lived in Baltimore, New York, and St. Petersburg, Russia.

I guess by now you will have found me and I remain yours truly ...

credit: @FarawayFriend

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A young man runs among the fields on his family farm,
he’s not aware of what’s to come, for now his life is charmed.
With loving parents and 11 siblings his future’s looking bright,
but the drums of war are rumbling and he’ll soon be called to fight.

As family members enlisted, he would follow their lead,
he left behind his career, to enlist in Tennessee.
He joined the 20th Infantry, proudly wearing gray,
at times he’d see his brother as Yankees they would slay.

In ’62 would be promoted to Captain and Quartermaster,
but two years later he would face a terrible disaster.
It’s ’64 and he’s with Hood, the battle in his home state,
chasing Yanks, and where they fight, is more than he can take.

That awful day in November, he would grab a gun,
for they were at his family farm, the fighting now begun.
“I'm almost home! Come with me boys!” he was heard to say,
as on his horse he led a charge on that dreadful day.

His family finding safety within their basement walls,
with sounds of battle overhead, they pray their son won’t fall.
The minutes seems like hours as the fighting is profound,
he’d be so close to home, before he was shot down.

His family finally found him, and brought him home to die,
“Brother’s come home at last” was what his sisters cry.
But it was not meant to be, for battles are unkind,
another family left in sorrow; when war and death entwine.

  1. Who Am I?
  2. What was the name of his horse?
  3. What was on the sign that greeted Cheatham's men as they crossed into Tennessee (November 22, 1864) “with his barefoot and ragged, yet buoyant and hopeful soldiers”. This phrase would prove true to our “Who Am I”?


credit: @DBF
 
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credit for introducing you to the handsome Osmun Latrobe...

Bonus:
1) You are: Theodrick "Tod" Carter

2) The name of your horse was "Rosencrantz"
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Source for above

3) I hope I'm not mistaken, but I think it was "Tennessee, a Grave or a Free Home"

"As the Army of Tennessee marched into Tennessee they passed a sign which read " Tennessee, a Grave or a Free Home".

Source:
http://gregsegroves.blogspot.com/2013/11/theodrick-tod-carter.html?m=1
 
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No hits in Google image search? Then let me tell you a bit more about me...

I was born April 12, 1835 in Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi and left this world Oct. 8, 1915 .
In the Civil War I was a Confederate staff officer. I graduated from Maryland Military Academy; served on the staff of General D. R. Jones, then with General James Longstreet. I was wounded in the right hand and thigh at the Wilderness. After the war I lived in Baltimore, New York, and St. Petersburg, Russia.

I guess by now you will have found me and I remain yours truly ...


credit: @FarawayFriend
Osmun Latrobe (1835-1915).
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bonus:
A young man runs among the fields on his family farm,
he’s not aware of what’s to come, for now his life is charmed.
With loving parents and 11 siblings his future’s looking bright,
but the drums of war are rumbling and he’ll soon be called to fight.

As family members enlisted, he would follow their lead,
he left behind his career, to enlist in Tennessee.
He joined the 20th Infantry, proudly wearing gray,
at times he’d see his brother as Yankees they would slay.

In ’62 would be promoted to Captain and Quartermaster,
but two years later he would face a terrible disaster.
It’s ’64 and he’s with Hood, the battle in his home state,
chasing Yanks, and where they fight, is more than he can take.

That awful day in November, he would grab a gun,
for they were at his family farm, the fighting now begun.
“I'm almost home! Come with me boys!” he was heard to say,
as on his horse he led a charge on that dreadful day.

His family finding safety within their basement walls,
with sounds of battle overhead, they pray their son won’t fall.
The minutes seems like hours as the fighting is profound,
he’d be so close to home, before he was shot down.

His family finally found him, and brought him home to die,
“Brother’s come home at last” was what his sisters cry.
But it was not meant to be, for battles are unkind,
another family left in sorrow; when war and death entwine.

  1. Who Am I?
  2. What was the name of his horse?
  3. What was on the sign that greeted Cheatham's men as they crossed into Tennessee (November 22, 1864) “with his barefoot and ragged, yet buoyant and hopeful soldiers”. This phrase would prove true to our “Who Am I”?


credit: @DBF
1. Theodrick "Tod" Carter (1840-1964);
2. Rosencrantz;
3. "Tennessee, a Grave or a Free Home".
 
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