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Five Confederate captains photographs with links to the source

Below are five captains who served in the Civil War for the Confederacy. We are publishing photographs of interest to researchers on Alabama Pioneers. To ensure you do not miss any photographs, subscribe to the daily email at the bottom of this page.

Huse, Caleb_Huse Q4462Caleb Huse (1831-1905) ca. 1905 – Postwar image of Huse, who had been a major in a Confederate Artillery Unit form Confederate Veteran Magazine, Volume 13 Q4462

Unknown, Capt_name_illegible Q260Capt. [name illegible] photographed in civilian clothes, This man’s last name is illegible. The first letters appear to be Harts followed by three or four more letters. – Charles T. Pollard Confederate officers photograph album Q260

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Adams, Capt_Samuel_Adams_33rd_Alabama_Infantry_CSA Q6980Capt. Samuel Adams, 33rd Alabama Infantry, C.S.A. (1829-1864) Adams was later promoted to colonel in the 33rd Alabama Infantry Resgiment, C. S. A. He was killed at Atlanta. Photograph of the tintype. Q6980

Waters, Captain_David_Waters_Waters_Battery_CSA Q4317Captain David Waters, Waters’ Battery, C.S.A This photograph has been hand-colored. Q4317

Crenshaw, Captain_Edward_Crenshaw_Company_B_58th_Alabama_Infantry_CSA Q4225Captain Edward Crenshaw, Company B, 58th Alabama Infantry, C.S.A. (1842-1911) Q4225

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  1. Isn’t that your cousin? Marian Crenshaw Austin

    1. Yes, that’s cousin Edward. He was Captain of Company B, 58th Alabama. This must have been taken before he was shot in the jaw at Chickamauga. He resigned his commission after he recovered to accept a commission as a Lt. in the Confederate Marine Corps. Interesting fellow with an appreciative eye for beautiful ladies.

  2. Edward Crenshaw later had most of his jaw shot off at chickamagua. I have the original letter he wrote bolling hall II telling him of his sons being mortally wounded, as well as his jaw injury.

  3. I know a few women naming their children Caleb

  4. Gentlemen I salute you and thank you and honor you.

  5. My family is related to the Crenshaw’s. My G-G-Granfather is Jesse Chenshaw Duke. His son Seaborn Duke Sr. moved to Marion Co. Alabama in the early 1800 with his family. Seaborn Duke Jr. and his brother William Duke from Marion Co. Alabama served in the Civil War.

  6. Sam Adams was Captain of my 3rd great grandfather, James B. Snell, who joined up with Co.B so he could warch over his younger brother, William Green Snell. James died at Tunnel Hill, GA in Jan. 1864, and Green was killed at Franklin, TN.

  7. How about Capt. Alonzo Norwood, 21st Alabama Infantry?

    1. Capt Irwin also! Henry County!

  8. The above photo of Capt. Harts____ that you can’t make out is Capt. Henry J Hartsene. Just click on your own link to go to ADAH.

    I found him also in the US Census in 1860 as a Naval Officer living in South Carolina.

  9. Quite a remarkable resemblance of me.

  10. These men were heroes. They had the balls to stand up for themselves. Something cowardly white people are too afraid to do today.

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