New on My Flickr Photostream: A Pennsylvania Cavalry Officer Killed in Tennessee

Amos B. Rhoads (1836-1863) started his war service as a sergeant in the Eleventh Pennsylvania Infantry, a regiment organized for a three-month term of enlistment in the spring of 1861. He returned to the army later that year as a first lieutenant in the Seventh Pennsylvania Cavalry. Captured during a skirmish near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on July 13, 1862, he spent the rest of the year as a prisoner of war before he was paroled and exchanged. Rhoads returned to his regiment in Tennessee only to be killed in action on June 27, 1863, in fighting to take a rebel battery in Shelbyville.

He posed for his carte de visite portrait in the studio of Mathew B. Brady of New York City and Washington, D.C.
A Pennsylvania Cavalry Officer Killed in Tennessee

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One thought on “New on My Flickr Photostream: A Pennsylvania Cavalry Officer Killed in Tennessee

  1. Lt Rhoads was apparently one of the casualties of the Tullahoma Campaign, one of the most successful Union campaigns during the war, which defeated Bragg’s forces with minimal Federal loss of life and opened the way into the deep South. It took place at the same time as the successful Union operations at Vicksburg and Gettysburg and so overshadowed by them. As Rhoads death illustrates, it was not a bloodless victory though.

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