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Confederate photographs – includes bearer of Robert E. Lee’s flag of truce to Grant

Did you know that the Confederate soldier who was the bearer of Robert E. Lee’s flag of truce to Grant was from Alabama? He later became a governor of Alabama. His photograph as a Confederate soldier is at the bottom of this page.


Herndon, Hon. T. H. Herndon (1828-1883)– Thomas Heard Herndon, first a major then colonel, 36th Alabama Infantry, Q4178Herndon, Hon. T. H. Herndon (1828-1883)– Thomas Heard Herndon, first a major then colonel, 36th Alabama Infantry, C. S. A. image is probably from Confederate Veteran magazine Q4178

While completing research for stories, I find many photographs of people, (identified and unidentified) including the Confederate veterans below which may be of interest to descendants and researchers and post them on the website with any information recorded and links to the source.

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James E. Cobb as a Confederate - 2nd Lieutenant James E. Cobb, Co. F, 5th Texas Infantry, C. S. A. From Confederate Veteran, vol 11, pg. 563 Q4184James E. Cobb as a Confederate – 2nd Lieutenant James E. Cobb, Co. F, 5th Texas Infantry, C. S. A. From Confederate Veteran, vol 11, pg. 563 Q4184

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Wyeth, John Allan Wyeth when a boy soldier (1860-1869)–when a cadet at Lagrange Military Academy in Franklin County, Al. In 1862 he joined Co. I, Russell's 4th Alabama Cavalry as a private Q4175

Wyeth, John Allan Wyeth when a boy soldier (1860-1869)– John Allan Wyeth when a cadet at Lagrange Military Academy in Franklin County, Alabama. In 1862 he joined Co. I, Russell’s 4th Alabama Cavalry as a private. Image is from Confederate Veteran magazine. Q4175

Lieutenant Colonel Augustus Gordon and friend (1860-1869) – Private Augustus M. Gordon and fellow private, Gordon later became lieutenant colonel of the 6th Alabama InfantryQ4172Lieutenant Colonel Augustus Gordon and friend (1860-1869) – Private Augustus M. Gordon and fellow private, Gordon later became lieutenant colonel of the 6th Alabama Infantry, C. S. A. and was killed at Chancellorsville. Image from Confederate Veteran, vol. 6, pg. 376 Q4172

Jones, Major Thomas G. Jones, C.S.A (1860-1869) Bearer Lee's flag of truce to Grant. Was governor of Alabama, 1890-1894 Q67426Major Thomas G. Jones, C.S.A (1844-1914) Bearer Lee’s flag of truce to Grant. He was governor of Alabama, 1890-1894 Q67426

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22 comments

  1. Loretta Carrington

    Love these pictures and stories! .Thanks.

  2. Joseph Meeks

    any photos from the Alabama 34th infantry?

    1. Alabama Pioneers

      There may be in the future. I just happen to run across these as I was doing research. If you subscribe to the Daily email at the bottom of the page, you’ll see everyone that is posted each morning.

  3. Jimmy A Pruitt

    Carole Earwood T.H. Herndon is one of your clan. Interesting bio on Wikipedia too.

  4. John Holliman

    If the caption says 1860- 1869 how could he be govenor in 1890?

    1. Alabama Pioneers

      Thanks for catching that mistake. I posted when the picture was probably made, not his birth and death. I’ve corrected it now.

    2. John Holliman

      I wander if you could find out anything on a General Crutchfield of the CSA?

  5. Gwen Whitehead

    Was he ever Gov. of Alabama. Google has him as a unsuccessful Candidate of Gov.

  6. I love all the stories posted and would love to add a few of ‘southern flavored’ writing I am working on….I’m taking creative writing classes at Santa Monica College and have received positive feed back. How can I send an email with attachment to Alabama Pioneer Editor and see what they think and if they would be of interest.

  7. These were great! Lt Col. Theodore G. Trimmier (41st Alabama Infantry) should be among them.

  8. In the picture of Charles E. Cobb, I noticed that the head and body do not seem to match. On a recent trip to Natchez, Mississippi we visited some of the Civil War plantations. On one of the tours, there was a painting of the children of the original owners of the house. The tour guide commented that the children’s heads didn’t match their bodies because the bodies were painted in advance to save the artist time. The artist would also add arms and legs to the painting, for an additional amount. Therefore, the origination of the term, “it cost an arm and a leg”. In the case of Charles E. Cobb, it appears his photograph (face) may have been added to the picture of the uniform.

    1. Interesting fact. Thank you for sharing it.

  9. Betty Williams

    That’s so interesting! My husband’s great grandfather Whit Williams was with the troops at Appomattox when Gen. Lee surrendered.

  10. Fred Crown

    Lella Bromberg Wilbanks

  11. Karen Kiker Green

    My great great grandfather was with the troops at Appomattox when Gen Lee surrendered and came from Marshall Co. AL. I am very proud of my Southern Roots!

  12. Carolyn Trost Havens

    Nikki great grandfather from Alabama was with the 4th Alabama with Lee at the end

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