OF COLIN DUNLOP AND HIS DOG
Colin Dunlop (b. 1836, Petersburg, VA--d. 1864, Jonesboro, GA)
From an early and well established Virginia family, Colin Dunlop went to Texas as a young man to become a cowboy. During the Civil War he joined the Texas 6th Infantry (allied with the Confederacy) that mustered in Gonzalez, TX. He was taken captive by Union forces in 1863, later paroled due to illness, then rejoined the Texas 6th and was with them at the Battle of Jonesboro (GA) where he was killed. Dunlop is in all probability buried in the Confederate cemetery in Jonesboro in one of a thousand unmarked graves.
Young Colin’s charming and protective dog remains unnamed (in spite of a spirited effort by the Virginia Governor’s Mansion Citizen’s Advisory Council). The mountain in the background is covered in a misty cloud common to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and may be Twin Peaks or Peaks of Otter in Bedford, VA, not far from Petersburg.