Francis DeGress Photographs
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Francis DeGress Photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center
Creator: DeGress, Francis, 1840-1883
Title: Francis DeGress Photographs
Dates: 1864, undated
Quantity: 5.0 photographs
Identification: ahc.VIS195

Biographical/Historical Note

Frances DeGress was born in Cologne, Germany, February 10, 1840. He mustered into Federal service as a 2nd Lieutenant on January 1, 1862, at Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Throughout the war he served with Battery H, 1st Illinois Light Artillery. DeGress was promoted to Captain on December 25, 1863. He assumed command of this battery, which later became known as "DeGress' Battery." DeGress mustered out June 14, 1865 with the permanent rank of Captain and brevet rank of Major. After the war, he ran a firearms business. He died in 1883 in Mexico City and is buried in the Mexico City National Cemetery.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains five photographs of Francis DeGress. Most are portrait shots with the exception of one which is a group shot of eight gentlemen in uniform.


Alphabetical according to titles supplied by staff

Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)
Atlanta (Ga.)--History
Atlanta Campaign, 1864
Cyclorama (Atlanta, Ga.)
DeGress, Francis, 1840-1883
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Military maneuvers--Georgia
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Francis DeGress Photographs, VIS 195, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Susan DeGress Maynard, 2009 (2009.187)

Description Control

Collection processed in 2011.


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Related Material

Francis DeGress Papers, MSS 998, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Container List



VIS 195.01VIS 195.01 Francis DeGress, undated


VIS 195.02VIS 195.02 Francis DeGress, undated


VIS 195.03VIS 195.03 Francis DeGress, 1864


VIS 195.04VIS 195.04 Francis DeGress, undated


VIS 195.05VIS 195.05 Francis DeGress in group shot, undated