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Old South Military Antiques

Albumen of Botetourt Artilleryman
Item #: OS-7840

William H. Burkholder of Lynchburg, VA enlisted in the Botetourt Artillery at eighteen years old and died in Tennessee just six short months later.
The details of his service in the Confederacy are recorded on a very nice label and a piece of thick brown paper on the reverse of the frame. Here is a direct transcription, save a single *noted correction:

Private William H. Burkholder
of Lynchburg, VA
Botetourt Artillery
Died in TN in 1863 at age 18
*(The above line is incorrect, he died in 1862)

Photo acquired from:
Mrs. H.P. Burkholder
4327 Boonsboro Rd.
Lynchburg, VA
December 30, 1995
by Rusty Hicks mother

Aged 17 in 1860 Census Botetourt County
Enlisted 1/9/62 while unit was on a
30-day furlough in Buchanan, Va.
Died 6/6/62 aged 18 yrs 7 months.
Records indicate cause of death as
Typhoid Fever, but this was the same
day the unit fought at Waldron’s
Ridge, TN

The rear of the actual photo is also marked with a smaller amount of information. See photographs.
The albumen is eight inches by ten inches and the frame eleven and one-fourth inches by thirteen and one-fourth inches. The photo remains in excellent condition. Private William is gripping a small pistol tucked into his belt and has a massive D-Guard knife sheathed by his side.
From the collection of Bill Turner.
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