BUST VIEW CDV OF A CAPTAIN IN THE STAUNTON HORSE LIGHT ARTILLERY

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Item Code: 1138-996

View is of John H. McClanahan in the uniform of a Confederate captain.

The contrast and clarity are poor due to overexposure of the negative and heavy foxing on the paper and mount. Facial features can easily be seen though details are a bit harder to make out.

Reverse has no photographer’s imprint but the image is identified at least three times. First, across the top the name “J. H. McCLANAHAN” is typed using an old typewriter. Second is a nice period ink ID that reads “J. H. McCLANAHAN CAPT. C.S.A.” and below the word “CAPT.” is “MAJOR” in pencil and thirdly there is an old pencil ID of “UNCLE JOHN HENRY.” At very bottom in modern pen is “LAWYER” and “MRS. FRANNIE MONAHAN(?)” with pencil below that which reads “MY GREAT UNCLE.”

Photo is from the collection of the late William A. Turner.

John Henry McClanahan was born in Roanoke County, Virginia on July 18, 1835.

He enlisted at Dumfries as a private in Garber’s Company of the Staunton Light Artillery on December 12, 1861.

McClanahan was commissioned captain of his unit, which now bore the designation of The Staunton Horse Light Artillery, on July 22, 1862. He led his men throughout the war until he was captured on March 2, 1865 at Waynesboro, Virginia. He was confined at Fort Delaware and took the oath of allegiance on June 12, 1865.

The Staunton Horse Light Artillery was present for many of the battles in the eastern theater of war including the Peninsula, 2nd Manassas, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Fisher’s Hill, Cedar Creek and Sailor’s Crek with their heaviest loss coming at Spotsylvania and Cedar Creek.

After the war McClanahan went to Texas where he died on September 10, 188 and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Victoria, Texas.  [ad] [ph:L]

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