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1LT Columbus C.W. Washington Motes

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1LT Columbus "C.W." Washington Motes Veteran

Birth
Perry County, Alabama, USA
Death
8 Apr 1919 (aged 81)
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Burial
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA GPS-Latitude: 33.74835, Longitude: -84.3743977
Memorial ID
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Confederate artillery officer. Christopher Washington Motes was born on April 15, 1837, in Perry County, Alabama, and worked as a photographer prior to the war. He enlisted into the Troup (Georgia) Artillery on April 24, 1861. He was assigned as company recruitment officer and elected 1st lieutenant April 29, 1862. Motes was wounded in the left hip and shoulder at Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 17, 1862. He returned back to duty in late December. Lt. Motes was wounded at Gettysburg and did not return to duty until February 1864. He was captured at Selma, Alabama, on June 26, 1865, while enroute home, and paroled the same day. Motes moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1871. He was a partner in Smith & Motes & Motes & Moore Photographic Studios, winning many national awards for his work in the field.



Aged 81 years. Served in Civil War. Photographer. Section 2, Block 232, Lot 1, Grave 2.

C. W. Motes died on 8 April (today) in 1919, not on the 15th.

Obits are in Atlanta Constitution on 9 April 1919 p5 & p18 and on 10 April p18

The funeral was on 10th of April and at least 2 photographers (A.B. Clifton and W.M. Stephenson) were pallbearers.
Confederate artillery officer. Christopher Washington Motes was born on April 15, 1837, in Perry County, Alabama, and worked as a photographer prior to the war. He enlisted into the Troup (Georgia) Artillery on April 24, 1861. He was assigned as company recruitment officer and elected 1st lieutenant April 29, 1862. Motes was wounded in the left hip and shoulder at Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 17, 1862. He returned back to duty in late December. Lt. Motes was wounded at Gettysburg and did not return to duty until February 1864. He was captured at Selma, Alabama, on June 26, 1865, while enroute home, and paroled the same day. Motes moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1871. He was a partner in Smith & Motes & Motes & Moore Photographic Studios, winning many national awards for his work in the field.



Aged 81 years. Served in Civil War. Photographer. Section 2, Block 232, Lot 1, Grave 2.

C. W. Motes died on 8 April (today) in 1919, not on the 15th.

Obits are in Atlanta Constitution on 9 April 1919 p5 & p18 and on 10 April p18

The funeral was on 10th of April and at least 2 photographers (A.B. Clifton and W.M. Stephenson) were pallbearers.


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