Thomas Worthington, Jr. portrait   Save
Thomas Worthington, Jr. portrait
Description: Portrait of Thomas Worthington, Jr. on the cover of his "Ballads of the Rebellion" about the Battle of Shiloh (1862). At the beginning of the Civil War, Thomas Worthington helped organize the 46th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry where he ranked as colonel. After his regiment fought in the Battle of Shiloh, he became very critical of Union commanders, including Generals Sherman and Grant. Worthington was court-martialed in August 1862, found guilty on some charges, and relieved of his command. Afterwards, he published books and pamphlets, including this one published ca. 1879, telling his account of the Battle of Shiloh. Text above picture reads "BALLADS OF THE REBELLION, with a Sketch of his Service in the Civil War, and evidence of treachery by Union Commanders at Shiloh; obtained by his Court-Martial, after all efforts for an inquiry had failed." Text below picture reads "By Gen. TOM WORTHINGTON, late Colonel 46th Ohio Vols." View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL02887
Subjects: Soldiers--Ohio; Ohio History--Military Ohio; Worthington, Thomas, 1807-1884; Civil War 1861-1865; Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862
Places: Ohio; Tennessee