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Samuel Jefferson Artz on "Mike"

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Title

Samuel Jefferson Artz on "Mike"

Subject

Artz, Samuel Jefferson (1837-1918)

Description

Photograph of Samuel Jefferson Artz astride his horse, "Mike".

Samuel Artz was born at the family farm near Edinburg. The beginning of the Civil War found the 24 year old farmer, orphaned and unmarried, ready and willing to enlist with a local company of volunteers known as the "Southern Grays".

He served for about a year then went home, continued to farm, married, and had nine children.

After the war, Samuel made his living as a tenant farmer and as a trainer of draught horses. He and his family moved frequently in search of work in the war-ravaged region.

One of the family's homes was at the "Four Mile House" located on Route 11 near the Fishers Hill Battlefield.

Samuel died in Toms Brook and both he and his wife are bured in the Zion Church Cemetery near Maurertown.

Creator

Morrison Studio

Source

Morrison Studio Collection - Shenandoah County Historical Society

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

ca 1914

Contributor

Identified by Ben Ritter, who recognized the image from an article that had been written about him by Jeff Pennington of the Civil War Education Association. The article appeared in "Crossroads to History" in January 1997. We have used portions of the article here.

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT - NON-COMMERCIAL USE PERMITTED

Identifier

006594

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Glass Negative

Citation

Morrison Studio, “Samuel Jefferson Artz on "Mike",” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed June 17, 2024, https://archives.countylib.org/items/show/40062.

Comments

Jeff Pennington

Artz also served in O'Ferrall's Batallion of Partisan Rangers, later incorporated into the 23rd VA Cavalry.. Reported AWOL after Fishers Hill battle. Received pension from state under Gov. O'Ferrall's administration.

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