Milledgeville Matters | Hugh Harrington and The Boy Soldier, Edwin Jemison

Detail of the portrait of Private Edwin Francis Jemison
Detail of the portrait of Private Edwin Francis Jemison

Hugh Harrington is co-author of “The Boy Soldier: Edwin Jemison and the Story Behind the Most Remarkable Portrait of the Civil War.”

In this episode of Milledgeville Matters, Harrington talks with host Daniel McDonald about the story of his decade-long journey to learn more about one of the most unforgettable images of the Civil War.

Harrington is an independent researcher and author whose work has brought many Milledgeville stories to life on the printed page. “The Boy Soldier,” co-written with Alexandra Filipowski, is his latest book. It is the first book to chronicle the life of a Civil War soldier who came to world renown almost a century after his passing in the Battle of Malvern Hill. Jemison's family lived in Milledgeville prior to the Civil War, and it was long thought that Jemison's remains are interred at Memory Hill.

You can learn more about Jemison and “The Boy Soldier” at edwinjemison.com