No Guns Like This in the General's War

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No Guns Like This in the General's War

Item Info

Item No: pdca00111
Title: No Guns Like This in the General's War
Additional Title: Photography: Civil War Uniforms and Armaments
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Associated Press; Fort Benning, Georgia. December 28, 1942



'There were no rifles like this in the War between the States...' Major General O.R. Gellette, age 97 (right) tells his son, Lt. William C. Gellette. Major General Gellette was the last member of General Robert E. Lee's staff.

General Gellette came here to pin the gold bars of a second lieutenant on his son at the completion ceremonies of officer training schoolon Saturday, from Shreveport, Louisiana.

General Gellette fought in 13 major battles, served with Jeb Stuart and Stonewall Jackson, as well as Lee.


Copyrighted photograph originally published by The Evening Bulletin, donated to the FLP by the same.

Creation Year: ca. 1942
Creator Name: AP Wirephoto - Photographer