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Miscellaneous periodicals

 File — Box: WSC003

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The letters and papers of Andrew Jackson Riddle (probably best known for his photographs of the Andersonville Prison Camp) in this collection includes several lists of chemicals and papers needed to produce the photographic copies of maps for the Confederate Army. There is also a letter from Assistant Engineer A. H. Buchanan to Lieutenant J. W. Glenn requesting more copies of a particular set of maps of the Atlanta, Georgia, area. On the back of this letter is a note from Lieutenant Glenn to Captain Wrenshall to have the correct negative sent to the photographers "for execution of the within order." In a photocopied document, Riddle makes a case for leniency while a prisoner of war. As he was captured three times while transporting photographic supplies, it appears this statement was made during his second internment.

The photographs are primarily cartes-de-visite made in his Macon, Georgia, studio. There are two larger cabinet cards made while he was in Columbus, Georgia. Of the cartes-de-visite, four of which are of Confederate officers, one is a composite picture of General Robert E. Lee surrounded by other Confederate officers. The other three include the following: John C. Wrenshall, Captain Engineers, C.S.A.; E. J. McGehu (McGehee?), Co. D. Twenty-first Mississippi Volunteers, Longstreet's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia; and Henry Farrow (rank and unit unknown). The remainder of the cartes-de-visite and the two cabinet cards are mainly of young women and children. Various fabrics in four of the pictures are tinted with a vibrant pink and one child's dress is a pale blue with dark blue trim.

The collection also includes a single issue of Confederate Veteran (v. XX, no. 2, August 1912) and the reprinted article "Scientist of the Confederate Nitre and Mining Bureau" by Ralph W. Donnelly from Civil War History, vol. II, no. 4, December, 1956. The reprint is inscribed by the author and dated December 8, 1963.


  • 1864 - 1956

Conditions Governing Access



0.05 Linear Feet (Confederate Veteran, vol XX, no. 2, August 1912; Civil War History, reprinted article "Scientists of the Confederate Nitre and Mining Bureau" by Ralph W. Donnelly, vol. II, no. IV, December 1956, inscribed by author, December 8, 1963)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266