LATE OR JUST POST-WAR IMAGE OF A CONFEDERATE VETERAN

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CDV is on heavy stock and shows Peter A. McEnery. in a dark civilian suit.

Contrast and clarity are very good. Mount and paper are good though the bottom of the mount has light staining.

Reverse has a photographer’s imprint for MINNIS’ GALLERY… PETERSBURG, VA. Top of reverse has a modern pencil ID which is confirmed by an almost identical image of McEnery in Confederate uniform found on his findagrave.com entry.

Confederate records list two Peter A. McEnery, one served as a 2nd lieutenant in the 12th Virginia Infantry and the other served as a private in the Petersburg Artillery. It is possible they are both the same man.

Peter A. McEnery enlisted as a sergeant in Company A, 12th Virginia Infantry on May 15, 1861 and was elected to be 2nd lieutenant on the following May 18. He remained in that position until he failed to be reelected on May 1, 1862 at which point he left the regiment.

Records also show a Peter A. McEnery who enlisted in the Petersburg Horse Artillery as a private on January 13, 1864. At the time the battery was serving in North Carolina. McEnery was present with the battery through the end of the war except for a short time in December of 1864 when he was detailed to guard duty. As far as is known he was present for the surrender at Appomattox having seen action at Petersburg, Ream’s Station and Five Forks.

Nothing was discovered of his post-war life.    [ad] [ph:L]

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