HALO & History: More Connections with Heart of the Civil War

[Sergeant A.M. Chandler of the 44th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Co. F., and Silas Chandler, family slave, with Bowie knives, revolvers, pepper-box, shotgun, and canteen] Date Created/Published: [United States], [between 1861 and 1863] Medium: 1 photograph : tintype ; visible image 66 x 78 mm, in frame 153 x 179 mm. Summary: Photograph shows identified Confederate soldier, A.M. Chandler, and identified slave, Silas Chandler, who accompanied two Chandler brothers during their military service in the Civil War. For more information, see "Glimpses of Soldiers' Lives," http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/SoldierbiosChandler.html Reproduction Number: --- Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. This photograph cannot be loaned to another instititution. In 1861, A.M. Chandler enlisted in the "Palo Alto Confederates," which became part of the 44th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. His mother, Louisa Gardner Chandler, sent Silas, one of her 36 slaves, with him. On September 20, 1863, the 44th Mississippi Infantry Regiment was engaged in the Battle of Chickamauga, where A.M. Chandler was wounded in his leg. A battlefield surgeon decided to amputate the leg but, according to the Chandler family, Silas accompanied him home to Mississippi where his leg was saved. His combat service ended as a result of the wound but Silas returned to the war in January 1864 when A.M.'s younger brother, Benjamin, enlisted in the 9th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment. (For more information, see this source: Coddington, Ronald S. A Slave's Service in the Confederate Army. New York Times Opinionator blog, September 24, 2013) http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/24/a-slaves-service-in-the-confederate-army/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

Barbershop is known for connecting people through the community it creates. I’m pretty stoked to learn more and more its power to connect exiting communities and organizations! From reading our last blog post, Kyle Dalton reached out to offer me a tour of the Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. This is the place… Continue reading HALO & History: More Connections with Heart of the Civil War