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Unknown Confederate with unique story

Stan Hutson
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D. W. Fogg served in the 17th Illinois Infantry.  After the war, he wrote to Confederate Veteran magazine, relating the story of the image.  He says,

"On the battle field of Fort Donelson, when Buckner and Floyd on Saturday tried in vain to cut through our lines, one boy got through and far in advance of his command and was killed.  The ball struck him in the forehead, so he suffered no pain.  We laid him tenderly away.  We could find nothing on him giving his name, but he had a picture of himself taken on glass.  I had it copied on cards and sent one to the post master at Dover, but never heard from him.  I send one to you, as there may be some one yet living who would know him from the picture in the VETERAN.  

An interesting side note was written by Mr. Fogg as well.  He also says, in the same letter, "You folks are doing something all the time to keep green the memory of your loved ones, and in this work of raising monuments and training children to revere the old soldiers we are falling behind."

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