Below are images of some items belonging to Captain James L. McFeeters, Co. M. The collection of items spans a number of contributions by individuals, as noted. Descendant Nancy Korb, provided the wartime image of McFeeters. Paul Neeson provided several photographs he took at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial and Museum in Pittsburgh, PA in 2009 in conjunction with a purchase of artifacts belonging to Lt. Col. David Leckey from Cowan's Auctions. Michael Kraus, curator of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial and Museum contributed the image of McFeeters slouch hat with bugle badge containing the numbers 100. Per Mr. Kraus, the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial and Museum also has his sword, officer's leather haversack, gum blanket, canteen and fife. --The Websmith, David L. Welch
In 1902, McFeeters met with other comrades from Co. M in a reunion at Carnegie, PA where the photograph below was taken. The photograph was contributed by Nancy Korb, descendant. Also in this image is Joseph Chambers, who captured a flag at Fort Stedman, March 25, 1865 and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
James L. McFeeters biographical profile
James L. McFeeters, steamboat-captain, Braddock, was born
in County Tyrone, Ireland, in 1839, a son of Hugh and Mary (Little)
McFeeters, former of whom, who was a farmer in Ireland, but engaged in
the foundry business in Pittsburgh for several years, died in Braddock
in 1873. The family came to Pittsburgh in 1853, and to Braddock in 1872.
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