Saturday, September 8, 2012

Seeking Photographs and Stories of Confederate Soldiers

I am the author of five books about the Civil War. Over the years I have spoken to a number of SCV Camps in the Carolinas. Currently I am working on a project for a major publisher. I am seeking the photographs and stories of Confederate soldiers (in uniform) who were either privates or noncommissioned officers during the Civil War. This book is solely about the enlisted men that fought for the Confederacy. I am also looking for photographs of widows, sweethearts, or children of Confederates who died during the war.
If any of any of the members of your camp have a photographs of Confederates that they would like to share please have them email me a TIF or high resolution (300 DPI or higher) JPEG scan of the photograph. My email address is Unfortunately scans of photographs in books often are unusable. Please email if you have questions.
Please include a summary of the soldier’s life and military experiences (age, occupation, battles, hometown, wife, children, life after the war, …) This summary does not have to be professionally written. My editor and I will convert the details into text for the book.
I am also looking for quotes by and about Confederate soldiers.
Thank you,
BTW – I am not related to General Hughes. My G-G-Grandfather was Andrew Jackson Hughes, Co. E 12th NC Infantry. His wife was Martha Jane Gold. Some of her relatives moved to Missouri.
Mark Hughes, WB4UHI
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