Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

Unidentified soldier in Confederate frock coat with gold trim.

January 29, 2013

Civil war portrait,Library of Congress,Miscellaneous document sources

possibly Robert T Willis

Inscription behind photo: Prizeth with my most highly Treasured. Given to me by my Darling Beo [i.e. Beau] Bobbie. Died Oct. 5th 1862. Sept. 28th ’63. (Signed with illegible initials.)

Possible identification is Robert T. Willis of Company I, 32nd Virginia Infantry Regiment, based on research by Nancy Dearing Rossbacher.

Medium: 1 photograph : sixth-plate ambrotype, hand-colored ; 9.4 x 8.3 cm (case)

Donated by Tom Liljenquist; 2012

Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs; Ambrotype/Tintype photograph filing series; Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Record page for image is here.


Note:  This image has been digitally enhanced for fade correction, color enhancement and selected spot removal.

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