Pre-Civil War cased tintype of Col. William Shy, 20th Tennessee Infantry, CSA. Shy was killed at the Battle of Nashville on December 16, 1864, defending a hilltop position that now bears his name. Looking Back: The Civil War in Tennessee
[Thomas S. Snapp] tintype. Tintype of a young uniformed soldier. This is believed to be Pvt. Thomas S. Snapp, Co. H, 5th Tenn. (McKenzie's) Cav. Regt., CSA. Snapp was born in Greene County, Tenn., in 1843. He was married to Susannah Josephine Stephens. Snapp died on; December 10, 1916, and is buried in Zion PresbyterianChurch Cemetery in Greeneville, Tenn. The image could be a picture of his brother-in-law, Isaac D. Stephens. (See chat002 for Stephens.)
TWO BROTHERS READY FOR WAR FROM TENNESSEE, Quarter plate ruby ambrotype in a full leather case. Two Brothers obviously posing for the photographer after receiving their muskets and bayonets after entering Confederate service. One wears a "Mexican War" style "wheelhouse hat" and has a tarred haversack hanging from a strap around his neck. For a belt he utilizes a piece of rope. His brother wears a kepi and a homespun long coat of jean material with small metal ball buttons.
“to Perryville where was fought one of the hardest battles of the war, in which I was wounded. A ball passing across and cutting out a piece of the right knee cap, from which I did not recover rapidly.” Captain John W. Carroll, 27th Tennessee Infantry and 21stTennessee Cavalry – excerpt from Autobiography and Reminiscences of John W. Carroll, 23.
Colonel Jacob Barnett Biffle, commander of Biffle's Cavalry Battalion and in late 1862 the19th (9th) Tennessee Cavalry. He truly made the Federals shake in their boots as was seen in numerous reports. Biffle's cavalry were Gen. Forrest's shock wave, often detached for flank work or special missions.