Francis DeGress Photographs
Collection number: ahc.VIS195
Scope and Content
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.
- 1864, undated
- DeGress, Francis, 1840-1883 (Person)
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law.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.
Francis DeGress was born in Cologne, Germany, February 10, 1840. He mustered into Federal service as a 2nd Lieutenant on January 1, 1862, at Cape Giradeau, 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.
5 photographic print(s)
System of Arrangement
Alphabetical according to titles supplied by staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Susan DeGress Maynard, 2009 (2009.187)
America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Collection processed in 2011
- Atlanta (Ga.)
- Atlanta (Ga.) -- History
- Atlanta Campaign, 1864
- Atlanta 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
- Francis DeGress Photographs
- Melanie Stephan
- March 2011
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- Finding aid is written in English.