Civil War Confederate cartes de visite collection
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Civil War Confederate cartes de visite collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Demere, Jane Jones, 1885-1974
Title: Civil War Confederate cartes de visite collection
Dates: undated
Quantity: 26.0 Image(s) (26 cartes de visite)
Identification: ahc.VIS206

Biographical/Historical Note

Jane Jones (1885-1974) married Edward Houston Demere (1875-1922) of Savannah, Georgia, on April 7, 1915. Edward was the son of Raymond McAllister Demere (1843-1895) and Eliza McQueen (d. 1913). Raymond founded the Colonial Oil Company, and Edward's grandfather, Raymond, was a prominent Savannah businessman. Additional biographical information about Mrs. E. H. Demere has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains twenty-six cartes de visite of Confederate generals and politicians. Generals include Robert E. Lee, Joseph E. Johnston, Stonewall Jackson, and Nathan Bedford Forrest among others. Politicians include images of President Jefferson Davis and Vice President Alexander Stephens as a young man. There is also an image of Emperor Napoleon III of France.


This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Index Terms

Beauregard, G. T. , (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893
Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876
Breckinridge, John C. , (John Cabell), 1821-1875
Confederate States of America--Armed Forces--Uniforms.
Confederate States of America. Army.
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Forrest, Nathan Bedford, 1821-1877
Hampton, Wade, 1818-1902
Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863
Johnston, Albert Sidney, 1803-1862
Johnston, Joseph E., (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891
Lee, Robert E., (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
Longstreet, James, 1821-1904.
Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864
Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
Polk, Leonidas, 1806-1864.
Portrait photography
Smith, E. Kirby, (Ephraim Kirby), 1807-1847
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883
Thompson, Meriwether Jeff, 1826-1876
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Civil War Confederate carte des visite collection, VIS 206, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1957


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is 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.

Container List




VIS 206.001VIS 206.001VIS 206.001 Confederate generals, undated ( 21.0 Image(s) )



VIS 206.002VIS 206.002VIS 206.002 Politicians, undated ( 4.0 Image(s) )



VIS 206.003VIS 206.003VIS 206.003 Unidentified, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )