The photo at the very top of the header on this blog is one taken of my great-great grandfather, John McGann and his family. Grandpa McGann fought with the 51st Virginia. Recently, I was contacted by another descendant of McGann who made this comment:
What I can't figure out is that John enlisted in the 51st. However I think he was one of the twelve that surrendered at Appomattox with Rives Battery Nelson Light Artillery. I just can't find the connection. ~ James McGann
So there's some confusion over his service, but I have pension records which indicate he served in the 51st. Below are some photos I've collected over the years, including a couple shared by James. More to come later.
|John McGann later in life, in front of the homeplace - still owned by McGann descendants.|
|John McGann as a younger man.|
|McGann family graves around 2005 - just crude field stones turned on end for headstones.|
|Same spot in 1913. We believe this is a photograph from John's funeral.|