Gordon, Hon. John B. of Georgia. Senator (also General - Confederate Army)


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Gordon, Hon. John B. of Georgia. Senator (also General - Confederate Army)

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A half-body glass plate negative portrait of Confederate Colonel
John Brown Gordon

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Half-body glass plate negative portrait of soldier

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Glass plate negative

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Colonel John Brown Gordon
(1832 - 1904)
Home State: Alabama
Education: University of Georgia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Alabama Infantry
On the Campaign-He was Colonel in command of the 6th Alabama Regiment and saw furious combat in the Sunken road as part of Rodes' Brigade of D. H. Hill's Division in Jackson's Command. He was wounded 4 times, but remained in the fighting til he was shot in the face. He feels he would have drowned in his own blood, face-down in his cap, if not for a bullet hole in it. He was relieved by LCol. J. N. Lightfoot.

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