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Five portraits of Confederate Captains – with links to source of pictures



FRancis, Captain John Clark, _CoB_30th_Alabama_Infantry_CSA

Captain John Clark Francis, , C.S.A. (1843-1864) Francis was captain of Co. B, 30th Alabama Infantry from 1862 until promoted to major in Aug. 1863. He was promoted to Lieutenant colonel a few weeks before he was killed at Rocky Face Ridge, Georgia Q4101

Lester, Captain_John_H_Lester_Company_E_9th_Alabama_Cavalry_CSA Q4726

Captain John H. Lester, Company E, 9th Alabama Cavalry, C.S.A. From Confederate Veteran Magazine, Volume 13, Number 2, page 66 Q4726

Turpin, Captain John Henry Company B, 28th Alabama Infantry, C.S.A. (b. 1837) Alabama Q4313

Captain John Henry Turpin, Company B, 28th Alabama Infantry, C.S.A. (b. 1837) Photographer Tresslar, Montgomery, Alabama Q4313

Ward, Captain John James Ward, Ward's Battery, C.S.A Q4316 _Wards_Battery_CSA

Captain John James Ward, Ward’s Battery, C.S.A Q4316

Slaughter Captain John Nicholson Company B, 34th Alabama Infantry, C.S.A., Slaughter was lr_Company_B_34th_Alabama_Infantry_CSA

Captain John Nicholson Slaughter, Company B, 34th Alabama Infantry, C.S.A., Slaughter was later promoted to the rank of major Q4483

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  1. Thanks again ! I had relative that fought with Francis.

  2. Love to know more about him and the place he died

  3. The Confederate flag stands for these men

  4. AL 28th Infantry…… Shows a photo of Capt. John Henry Turpin. I am grateful for you posted his photo.
    My great grandfather father Isaac T Self served in his regiment. He was captured in Jonosboro, Ga Sept 1,1864 (pow) and sent to Camp Douglas in Illinois. But survived it, and released May 12, 1865. Came home to Jefferson Co, AL and died May 26, 1873. Leaving behind four children a new wife, whom was pregnant with child. ( And no he did not own any slaves). Just a farmer in the South.

    1. Most that served did not own slaves–some even hide and they were found and handed their uniform and a gun.

    2. My great great grandfather, William Henry Masters, served as a private in company H of the 30th Alabama. He was severely wounded and captured at Jonesboro as well. After surgery to repair a head wound, he also went to Camp Douglas, and was released at the same time as your great grandfather. William Henry returned to what is now Shelby County where he farmed well into his 80’s. He passed away peacefully while napping in his favorite rocking chair on his front porch in 1934.

      1. Daryl Masters, Thank you so much for sharing this story. I private messaged you on Facebook. My message is in your “other” folder on FB because we are not connected. William Henry Masters is also my great great grandfather. Thanks so much for sharing your story. I would love to make contact.

  5. These stories are great

  6. Thanks for posting Major Slaughter of the ALA.34th, he was one of my Great Grandfather’s superior officers. Francis Marion Meeks.

  7. Would like to know if there are any pictures my 2nd great grandfathers were William Houston Shelby capt 31st infantry CSA and Capt James Cobb also 31st Alabama infantry thank you

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