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