Shared Photo: 6th Alabama Infantry Reunion after Civil War.

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I wanted to share this family photo of George Clisby with the community.  George Clisby was my great grandfather, who fought at Gettysburg.  He is in the back row, second from the right. Location: unknown. Date: .
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in The Tree House by Page Adams G2G Crew (750 points)
Great picture, but do you have a higher resolution (bigger) version of it available? That seems to be the original size. It's hard to see details on such a small size.
Sadly, no.  A cousin of mine discovered the picture during his research and sent it to me.  I was successful in enlarging it enough to frame, but any further enlargement loses all detail.

I found this copy of the photo.

My Great Great Grandfather was in the 6th Alabama, in the Racoon Roughs CO I I believe.
Whitten, at the left seated is my great grandfather.I would be grateful for a copy. His name is Charles Henry Whitten
If you will post your email address I will be happy to send you a copy of the photograph.  You say your grandfather is seated to the left, is he the first gentleman seated to the left?  I'd love it if everyone recognized their grandfather and let me know who was fighting with my great grandfather.  Or, you can contact me directly at
Send your email address to and I will send you a copy of the picture.
Very cool David
Richard D Whitten, please send a copy of the photo of my greatgrandfather
Charle Henry Whitten is first on the left seated  I have a photo of him by himself .He is buried in Lowndsboro, Ala.
Charles Henry Whitten
Yes. ,he is the first man seated at the left, had blond hair and a mustache
Richard, either post your email address here or send it to me at and I will be happy to send you a copy of the photograph.

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What a great photo!  You are so fortunate to have such a good quality photo of your Civil War ancestor.  Do you know the identities of the other men in the picture?  Are the others family members, or could this have been a photo taken during a Civil War reunion?
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This was definitely a reunion of what was left of the 6th Alabama, Infantry Regiment, Company E, after the Civil War. My grandfather (second from the right in the back row) was with his remaining troops when they were captured by Union soldiers at South Mountain on July 5, 1863, while on their way to Richmond. He was then transferred to Ft. Delaware on July 9, 1863. From there, he was put aboard a ship where a surgeon noticed the infection in his left arm, which had been caused by a medical assistant at Ft. Delaware.  The surgeon told my grandfather that if he didn't completely remove the arm, he would be dead within the next couple of days, and took it off at the shoulder.  This information is in a paper he dictated to his sister after the war, wherein he credits the Union surgeon for saving his life.  He was paroled at Fort McHenry, Maryland, with a Surgeon's Certificate of retirement dated April 3, 1865 at Montgomery, Alabama.
You should definitely add that story to his biography and list as your source that it was information dictated by him to his sister.  What a great resource to have - direct from the person involved.

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