- Aug 30, 2021
I'm not familiar with formations. What would his rank be in that position?
Looks like a Regimental Line of Battle. They would be lined up in companies going from A-K, with Company A being farthest away in this shot and Company K being the men closest to the camera. If they were actually doing it 100% correct in the photo, then that would be a 2nd Lt.
They had two 2nd Lt's in April 61, so it's plausible that he is either:
Senior 2nd Lt Sidney Minniece, a 26 year old lawyer living in Hernando, MS when war started. He died of tuberculosis in December 1862.
Junior 2nd Lt George T. Banks, a 25 year old farmer also from Hernando. He did not reenlist when his service was up in March 1862 and died in Memphis in 1912.
The two other officers of Company K at the time were:
1st Lt George Wright, 37 year old lawyer from Hernando. Can't find any further service for him after his enlistment ran out in March 62.
Captain Thomas White, 36 year old also from Hernando. Eventually promoted to Colonel following Battle of Shiloh. When the 9th disbanded he spent the rest of the war in the Inspector General's office for Army of Tennessee.