Jump to content
Shiloh Discussion Group

Other images in Shiloh; Photographs at Shiloh and relics of the battle

Pvt. John B. S. Dimitry, Company C, Crescent Regiment Louisiana Infantry

Stan Hutson
Sign in to follow this  

Jacket located at the Museum of the Confederacy.  The MoC describes the jacket:

John Dimitry of Co. C, "Crescent Regiment" of New Orleans, wore this jacket at the battle of Shiloh - and it is, in fact, the only surviving enlisted man's jacket with a Shiloh provenance - where he received a wound that ended his military service. At the Battle of Shiloh, Dimitry had first attempted to assist the wounded Captain Graham off the field (who was shot twice before dying), and then was himself shot through the hip. He was taken to a hospital in Corinth for two weeks; when that city was abandoned by the Confederates, he was taken on a mattress to New Orleans, where he remained under the medical care of Dr. Natili for two months. When he was finally able to use crutches, New Orleans had been captured by the Union army and he found himself within Union lines. He received permission from General Shepley to depart without a parole. He went to Richmond, was discharged, and then worked for the Confederate Post Office Department until war's end. He departed Richmond with the rest of the Confederate government on April 2, 1865, and traveled with Presdient Davis and Postmaster General Reagan into North Carolina; he remained with the party until April 15 or 17, at which time he received pay and presumably was dismissed.

Sign in to follow this  
From the album

Shiloh; Photographs at Shiloh and relics of the battle

  • 37 images
  • 0 comments
  • 35 image comments

Photo Information for Pvt. John B. S. Dimitry, Company C, Crescent Regiment Louisiana Infantry


2 Comments

Recommended Comments

Now the ACW museum inserts verbiage across images located on their website.  Attempting to obtain an unobstructed image can be done, but it takes time.  Images are plastered with the awkward watermark to prevent people from using the images for profit; the downside is that people who can't easily or readily visit the museum have to deal with the visually intrusive display.  

I wanted to include an image of just the jacket, but did not feel like jumping through the hoops to get a copy.    

Share this comment


Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×