Photo Corner

James Q. Wills was born in Harris Co., Georgia, abt. 1831-32, son of John W. and Sarah (Davis) WillsContributed by Virginia Alexander
James Q. Wills was born in Harris Co., Georgia, abt. 1831-32, son of John W. and Sarah (Davis) Wills. He married in Harris Co., Georgia, 17 Mar 1854 to Eliza Ann Hasty, daughter of William and Elizajane (Harper) Hasty. James Q. was a Confederate soldier, in the 17th Georgia Infantry. Official records show that he died in the Georgia Hospital at Richmond, Virginia, 17 Nov 1861. Family tradition says otherwise–that he was only wounded and came back home. There is an official record of a James Q. Wills who was selling mules to the Confederates in Louisiana after 1861. 

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Christopher Columbus Nesbitt of Spartanburg, South CarolinaContributed by Karen Meadows-Rogers
This is a picture of my great-uncle, Christopher Columbus Nesbitt of Spartanburg, South Carolina. He was enlisted during WWI.

4 thoughts on “Photo Corner

  1. A remarkable wartime image, surely too late for an 1861 photo, the subject is devoid of any of the expected accoutrements, nary a hat, weapon or anything.

  2. I am interested “Why are these 2 men wearing Jackets that button on opposite sides?”

  3. Whoever scanned in the images accidentally flipped the image, hence the buttons button on the wrong side.

  4. My first thoughts-(and I don’t mean to offend anyone) No hat, No weapon, no smile, a weeks growth of beard, and they look like they slept in their uniforms.
    Are you sure these are not photos of POW’s
    It is great to see photos like this surviving all these years.

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