This fierce-looking young man is William Pinkney Irvin of Pike County, GA, and he probably posed for this picture shortly after he enlisted in Company A of the 13th Georgia Infantry in July 1861 at about 18 years old.

Sadly, he only got another year older. He was killed at Sharpsburg, MD on 17 September 1862.

This photo was shared by Rachael Weitnauer of Atlanta to accompany Keith S. Bohannon’s essay in The Antietam Campaign (1999), edited by Gary W Gallagher.

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