Private John James Audubon Powell and Private Van Franklin Garrett

 

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Privates John James Audubon Powell and Van Franklin Garrett, and unidentified woman. Photo credit: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Private John James Audubon Powell was born 23 September 1846 in Henrico County, Va. His father was Dr. John Norment Powell and his mother was Mary Catherine Wright. Powell would marry Annie S. Jones 9 November 1871, together they would have 6 children; 1st: John. Norment Powell, 2nd: Mildred Gertrude Powell Carter, 3rd: Ferdinand Powekk, 4th: Mary Claughton Powell, 5th: Annie Marion Powell Hodges, 6th: Junius Levert Powell. Powell died 24 October 1930, and he is buried in East End Cemetery, Wytheville
Wythe County, VA.

Private Van Franklin Garrett was born 31 July 1867 in Williamsburg, Va. His father was Robert Major Garrett and his mother was Susan Comfort Winder. Garrett would marry Harriet Guion Nicholls, who was the daughter of Francis Tillow Nicholls, the former governor of Louisiana. Together they would have 3 children; 1- Caroline Winder Garrett, 2- Van Francis Garrett, 3- Suzanne Yeardley Garrett. Garrett died 19 November 1932, and he is buried in the Bruton Parish Episcopal Church Cemetery, Williamsburg, VA.

Nurse Mary A.E. Keen

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Mary A.E. Keen. Photo Credit: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Mary A.E. Keen worked in the Seminary Hospital, Washington, D.C. and the Chesapeake Hospital in Fort Monroe, VA. She worked as an army nurse from 1861 to 1865 under Dorothea Dix. Keen would marry Milton Woodworth. Notation on original photograph reads ” Mary A.E. Keen at about 27 years of age.

Private Archibald Magill Smith

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Private Archibald Magill Smith. Photo Credit: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Archibald Magill Smith was born 17 May 1835 in Winchester, VA.  His father was Augustine Charles Smith and his mother was Elizabeth Dangerfield Magill. Smith joined the F company of the 1st Virginia Calvary, and would later reenlist in the 6th Regiment of Virgina Calvary. Smith would marry Mary Bolling Meredith. They would have one child together; William Meredith Smith.

Dora Allison ~ Little Miss Bonnie Blue

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Dora Allison. Photo Credit: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Dora Allison was born around 1859, and was probably the daughter of  James W. Allison of Co. C, 25th Virginia Infantry Battalion. By 1870 Dora was living with David and Jane Moore in Richmond, VA, and by 1880 was listed as the adopted daughter of  J.E. Moore (probably Jane). Dora was probably orphaned during the Civil War, and a James W. Allison can be found buried in the Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg, VA, having died of wounds in 1864.

Unidentified Daguerreotypes

The Library of Congress has a large digital collection of daguerreotypes, and hundreds of them are unidentified. These daguerreotypes can be found in the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs. Here are just a few that need to be identified.

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Two unidentified young women, between 1860 and 1870. Photo credit: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

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Unidentified Confederate soldier and his wife. Photo credit: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

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Unidentified African American soldier and his family, in May 1863. Both children are identified as girls. Photo credit: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

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Unidentified girl in mourning dress holding framed photograph of her father as a cavalryman with sword and Hardee hat. Taken between 1861 and 1870. Photo credit: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

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Unidentified soldier in 1st Virginia cavalry great coat. Taken between 1861 and 1865. Photo credit: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Bibliography

“Historical Rosters Database – John James Audubon Powell.” http://archivesweb.vmi.edu. http://archivesweb.vmi.edu/rosters/record.php?ID=2984.

Archer, James. “John James Audubon Powell.” Findagrave.com. September 09, 2012. https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=96746889.

“Historical Rosters Database – Van Franklin Garrett.” http://archivesweb.vmi.edu. http://archivesweb.vmi.edu/rosters/record.php?ID=2884.

S., Cindy. “Dr Van Franklin Garrett.” Findagrave.com. October 8, 2003. https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7962518.

Seitz, George. “Lieut Archibald Magill Smith.” Findagrave.com. February 4, 2015. https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=142204240.

Rees, Charles R. “Dora Allison, Little Miss Bonnie Blue, the light of the Confederacy.” Encyclopediavirginia.org. http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/media_player?mets_filename=evr9455mets.xml.

“James W Allison.” Findagrave.com. January 32, 2013. https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Allison&GSfn=James&GSmn=W.&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=48&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=104460092&df=all&.

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