Pictures page 3
of Company G, 11th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment in sergeant’s uniform with guitar
John E. Cummins
The following is copied from the Liljenquist Collection; Library of congress. I’m going to copy everything as I don’t see any point in leaving information out or changing the words there by distorting history. Also add the first picture of Edward Chamberlin on this page to the collection. I may have found it in another part of the Library of Congress but now see it is part of the collection.
John W. Anthony
John W. Anthony, a 19-year-old farmer from Campbell County, Virginia, enlisted with the Southern Guards Company B, 11th Virginia Infantry, on April 23, 1861. During the American Civil War, this Confederate army regiment fought at Manassas on July 21st, and the first members of the regiment fell in battle at Dranesville, Virginia, the following December 20th.
At the Battle of Seven Pines on May 31st, Anthony was wounded—just a “little scratch,” as he described it, perhaps with some careful understatement, to his parents and sister in a letter two days later.
His letter gives the sense of a community amidst the suffering. In it he recounts by name the four men killed in the battle and the status of a wounded soldier from their hometown. He mentions visiting twice Colonel Arnold from a nearby company, presumably a family friend from home, who was “very glad” to see him and promised to write to Anthony’s family as well. And he instructs his family to look out for a few wounded soldiers, urging that if “no one goes after them you had better do it, for they are both brave and good soldiers.”
I’m sorry, this is the best I could get the letters adjusted.
Anthony himself would be wounded again on September 15th of that year. He obtained a reprieve from the fighting on February 26th, 1863, by furnishing a substitute, Patrick Murry. However, Murry is on the record as deserting the very next day. Whatever happened, Anthony was back at war on or about April 1st, 1865, when he was again wounded, at Five Forks, Virginia.
On April 25, 1865, during the Battle of Petersburg, Anthony received a gunshot to his right thigh and was hospitalized. But he survived to see the end of the war, and many more years. He died on November 8th, 1920, in Campbell County, Virginia, and was laid to rest in his family cemetery at Evington.
Source: Library of Congress; Compiled by: Ann Tyler Moses
A little genealogy for JOHN WILLIAM ANTHONY starting with his grandfather
JOHN ANTHONY was born 1750 in Hanover County, VA. He married susanna Austin 1772 on their estate, ‘Walnut Hill’ in Evington, Campbell,VA. Susnna was born 1755 in Hanover County, VA
CHARLES ANTHONY born 28 January 1793 in Evington, Campbell, Virgina and died 25 may 1884 at Walnut Hill, Bedford VA. Charles married MARTHA DAVIS HADEN. She was born 20 October 1806 in Evington, Campbel, VA and died 17 February 1870 in Walnut Hill, Bedford, VA
JOHN WILLIAM ANTHONY, our Civil War Vet was born 12 November 1841 and died 8 November 1920 in Campbell County VA. He married EMMA REID ARNOLD 17 December 1874. She was born 10 May 1851 and died 16 November 1914. John inherited his father’s home plantation, ‘Walnut Hill’. He and Emma are Buried there.
John and Emma’s children are:
Martha Davis Anthony b. 11 mar 1876: Bernard Anthony b. 22 may 1877, d.2 apr 1896: Annie Idoline Anthony b. 8 may 1880; d. 26 aug 1969 on Walnut Hill: Charles Anthony b 18 jul 1883; d. 29 apr 1966 at Walnut Hill: John William Anthony b. 18 jul; d. 30 aug 1948. Married JULIA BROOKS MOSES; b. 19 dec 1896 d. 7 feb 1982 Lynchburg, VA: Reid Arnold Anthony b. 28 jul 1889; d. aft 1966, at Walunt Hill. He married ELIZABETH ‘LIZZIE’ MILES: and Callie Anthony b 8 November 1892; d. 15 February 1893. There are 2 other unnamed children. Sources Library of Congress, Roots Web and Ancestors.com
a Civil War veteran poses with the prosthetic arms he made for himself.
Private Thomas Green
of Co. B. 11th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.
Captain Ferdinand F. Boltz
of Co. S, 12th Indiana Infantry.
Corp. John I. Guigher
of Co 156th Pennsylvania Infantry. Abt 1843
Child named Carl who became a soldier.
with revolver in front of painted background.
wife of Private George H. Bannister of company H, 13th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment.
Private George H. Bannister
of Company H, 13th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment in sack coat and forage cap with holstered payonet, cartridge pouch and bayoneted musket.
Private Levi F. Hocker
of Co. F, 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment, in uniform with postol and sword, on horseback.
Private Charles F. Sherman
of 2nd Massachusetts Light Artillery Battery, with inset photo of unidentified woman and Grand Army of the Republic medal in case.
Corporal John A. Hartshorn
of Company A, 19th Maine Infantry, in Union uniform sitting with bayoneted musket.
Private Silas York
Private Raymond Gause or Couse
Captian Ferdinand F. Boltz