Co. A, The Clinch Rifles, Fifth Georgia Regiment May 10th, 1861

JPK Huson 1863

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Miller's is endlessly, ridiculously fascinating. As many times as I think I've looked through it, there's always something astonishing that was missed. This image gets to you. I don't care whether a regiment is Confederate or Union- it's thinking about the gaps in these neat, hopeful 1861 ranks by 1865. No idea why they get to me, maybe it brings home the sheer loss.

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Wish we had a relative of 95 pound drummer boy A.K. Clark's here or any of these men. It's always amazing meeting someone we see from these photographs.
 

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JPK Huson 1863

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Sorry to have repeated it, Mike! I get on binges where I try to match references seen different places ( like Clinch Rifles ) to who they were. It's just for personal satisfaction- I'm terrible with regiments. Coming across these men in Miller's, thought it was a safe source!

*sigh*. Back to ships- those I get wrong only the majority of the time.
 
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Miller's is endlessly, ridiculously fascinating. As many times as I think I've looked through it, there's always something astonishing that was missed. This image gets to you. I don't care whether a regiment is Confederate or Union- it's thinking about the gaps in these neat, hopeful 1861 ranks by 1865. No idea why they get to me, maybe it brings home the sheer loss.

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Wish we had a relative of 95 pound drummer boy A.K. Clark's here or any of these men. It's always amazing meeting someone we see from these photographs.
"...lost much of his superfluous avoirdupois.." Love it!
 



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