A Confederate Soldier’s Tomb

This is the tomb of Thomas N. Theus and his wife Eliza Wilhelmina at the Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia.   Thomas Theus, as the tomb indicates, was a confederate soldier who survived the war.  He buried his wife in 1895 and joined her eight years later in 1903.

Theus lived in Savannah and served in the Chatham Artillery – a four gun unit during the Civil War under the command of Captain John F. Wheaton whose most notable battle was the repulse of a Federal invasion at the Battle of Olustee, Florida in July of 1864.  The unit surrendered in Greensboro, North Carolina on April 26, 1865.

The Chatham Artillery was formed in 1776 and was destroyed by British troops in 1778.  The unit reformed in 1786 and has fought in every war since with the exception of Vietnam.

About the photo:
The image is a 6 exposure HDR combined in Photomatix with some additional work in photoshop.