WAIST UP CDV OF CONFEDERATE GENERAL JAMES DRESHLER KILLED AT CHICKAMAUGA

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Image shows Dreshler in the uniform of a Confederate general officer. This period copy image appears to have been heavily enhanced by the photographer highlighting some of the details of the uniform and beard causing the image to look like a drawing.

The clarity and contrast are very good as is the paper and mount.

Reverse has photographer’s imprint that reads JAMES CREMER…PHILADELPHIA / COPY. In period ink at bottom is “GEN. JAMES DESHLER (MADE DRAWING OF WES POINT.)

James Deshler was born in February 18, 1833 in Tuscumbia, Alabama.

Deshler went to West Point and graduated in 1854 being commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Army. His first military experience was an assignment to California. He was promoted to first lieutenant in 1858 and joined a regiment to take part in the Utah expedition. After the expedition Deshler was assigned to Fort Wise, where he remained until 1861. In 1861 he resigned his post and joined the Confederate States Army.

After his resignation, Deshler enlisted as a captain in the Confederate artillery. In September 1861 he was an assistant to Brigadier General Henry R. Jackson during the Battle of Cheat Mountain. Deshler was wounded at the Battle of Allegheny Mountain when he was shot through the thigh. After his recovery from his wounds he was promoted to colonel and assigned to the staff of Maj. Gen. Theophilus H. Holmes. In 1862 he was given his first command, which consisted of the 10th Texas Infantry Regiment, and the dismounted 15th Texas, 17th Texas, and 18th Texas Cavalry Regiments. On January 11, 1863, Deshler was captured when the Confederates surrendered at the Battle of Arkansas Post. After being exchanged he was promoted to brigadier general on July 28, 1863.

On the second day of the Battle of Chickamauga, September 20, 1863, while inspecting his brigade before an attack, Deshler was killed instantly by a Union artillery shell when it exploded in front of him, tearing his heart from his body. Command of his brigade was taken over by the future Senator Roger Mills. After the fighting ended, a family friend buried Deshler's body on the battlefield. Later the friend brought Deshler's father to the gravesite. They disinterred Deshler and subsequently reburied him in Oakwood Cemetery in his hometown of Tuscumbia, Alabama. [ad]

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