Charles R. Pomeroy, Jr. Civil War photograph
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Charles R. Pomeroy, Jr. Civil War photograph

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Title: Charles R. Pomeroy, Jr. Civil War photograph
Dates: undated
Quantity: 1.0 Image(s) (one carte-de-visite)
Identification: ahc.VIS220

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles R. Pomeroy, Jr. (1842-1864) was the son of C. R. and Elizabeth Pomeroy of Pomeroy, Ohio. He enlisted as a private in Company F, Ohio 18th Regiment, on 22 April 1861, mustered out of that unit in August, and enlisted as a private in Company I, 33rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on 11 October 1861. He was promoted to first sergeant on 31 October 1861, to second lieutenant on 1 January 1862, and to first lieutenant on 15 March 1864. Pomeroy was captured at the Battle of Chickamauga in 1863 and was interned at Libby Prison for several months. Because he was assisting a wounded Union officer at the time of his capture, he was mistaken for a physician. When his captors exchanged him as a doctor, he surrendered to Union authorities in Washington, D. C., for "impersonating an officer." Rather than punishing Pomeroy, he was commended by the Secretary of War for securing his early release and returning to his unit. Pomeroy was leading his unit, Company A, in a charge on Confederate breastworks near Atlanta when he was killed on August 13, 1864.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a single carte-de-visite of Charles R. Pomeroy, Jr. in his Civil War uniform.


Index Terms

Pomeroy, Charles R., Jr., 1842-1864
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Portraits
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 33rd (1861-1865).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles R. Pomeroy, Jr. Civil War photograph, VIS 220, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 2005

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.


Restrictions

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.


Related Material

Charles R. Pomeroy, Jr. Civil War letters, MSS 723f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center


Container List

 

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Location

VIS 220.1VIS 220.1Portrait of Charles R. Pomeroy, Jr. in Civil War uniform, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )