Saturday, February 2, 2008

Portrait of an Itawamba County Confederate Soldier

This old tintype portrait belonged to the Ethelbert and Mary Cason Rankin family and descendants of southwestern Itawamba County. Although unidentified, the photograph could be a portrait of John H. Cason, the son of Braxton (son of James and Mary Deal Cason of Abbeville District, South Carolina) and Elizabeth Harris (daughter of John and Milly Stanfield Link Harris of Abbeville District).

John served in Company C (Town Creek Rifles of Itawamba County) of the Second Mississippi Regiment and was killed at the Battle of Second Manassas in Virginia during August of 1862.

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