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Friday, December 21, 2012

Civil War Photo Friday: "Jeff Davis and the South!"

Today on Civil War Photo Friday we get to meet Thomas Isaiah Booker. Here he is with a Colt Navy revolver, book, tin drum canteen, and sign reading "Jeff Davis and the South!" Thomas wanted to make his loyalties clear. Less clear is which unit he served in. According to the Library of Congress he was in either Co. D, 8th Louisiana Cavalry Regiment; Co. B, 28th Louisiana Infantry Regiment; or Co. B, 29th Louisiana Infantry Regiment.

I wonder what the book is? A Bible?

Photo courtesy Library of Congress.

1 comment:

  1. That's a great photo and I love the little sign he has. I wonder if he did it or, more likely, I think, the photographer had it made as a prop for his secession-minded patrons. As for the book, I think you're probably right that it's a bible, maybe just a New Testament judging by its size.


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