Mrs. Elizabeth L. C. Dixon Visits Soldiers in Virginia

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Title

Mrs. Elizabeth L. C. Dixon Visits Soldiers in Virginia

Subject

Civil War group photograph -- 1864 -- Virginia

Description

This photograph from the private family collection is a friendship keepsake of Elizabeth L.C. Dixon and her daughters, Bessie and Clemmie.

Written on back of photo:

Guests of Gen. Robert O. Tyler at Fairfax Courthouse. Mrs. James Dixon, her daughters, Miss Ramsey, Miss Trumbull, Miss Barry - Staff officers, Col. McMahon, Lieutenant. Kinney, Captain. Kinney, Lieutenant. LaMotte, Captain. LaMotte, Major Ryan.

This photo was taken March 29, 1864. Mrs. Elizabeth L. Dixon carried a pass from Washington via rail over the Long Bridge to Fairfax Courthouse Virginia to visit General Robert O. Tyler.

Their journey was described in a letter written to Professor O.C. Marsh of Yale. The officers were Lieutenant Charles E. LaMotte and Captain Robert Smith LaMotte, of Delaware.

Tragically Col. James P. McMahon died in June 1864 at Battle of Cold Harbor.  Mrs. Dixon’s nephews were Lieutenant Ernest Lord Kinney and Capt, Nathaniel Cogswell Kinney, sons of Mrs. Mary Kinney, sister of Mrs. Elizabeth Lord Dixon.

No other copy of this photo is known to exist.

Creator

Caroline Welling Van Deusen, Project Archivist

Rights

CC BY 4.0 DEED

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Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

5 x6 inches

Files

March 29 1864 Mrs. Dixon Visits Officers in Virginia
Date Added
October 7, 2011
Collection
FAMILY PRIVATE COLLECTION
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Image
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Citation
Caroline Welling Van Deusen, Project Archivist, “Mrs. Elizabeth L. C. Dixon Visits Soldiers in Virginia,” e A r c h i V e s , accessed April 12, 2024, https://citizenarchivist.omeka.net/items/show/423.