National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #229
Subject/Title: McClung, Hugh Lawson
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:ca. 1861-62
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:23 x 20
Image Dimensions:15 x 13
Materials/Media:oil on paper over 1859 photograph
Date Documented:12/12/2003
Condition:Good

Description:Young CSA artillery captain in uniform. Right arm rests on a side table with a red tablecloth. His cap and book are on the table. Seated, his left leg is crossed over his right and his left hand rests in his lap.
History:Photograph was probably done by a Knoxville photographer. Sticker on back "Captain Hugh Lawson McClung killed at the battle of Fort Donelson."
Notes:Subject was a CSA artillery officer who re-established his law practice after the war. He died in 1871 in a train wreck west of Nashville.

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