My grandfather was a tall, lanky man who topped well over six feet. His mother was small and we don't know what my great grandfather looked like but I am going to make the assumption that he was also tall and lanky. My dad and his brothers were all over six feet as are my sons.
John Carter Rhea was my great grandfather. He served in the Confederate Army, Company D, Tennessee 29th Infantry Regiment. My son is a Civil War reinactor. He is the one in the foreground. I was taken with this photo because with a little imagination, this might have been my great grandfather 150 years ago.