Ambrotype of Pvt. David Graham – 4th Va. Infantry
Ambrotype of Pvt. David Graham – 4th Va. Infantry -
This image is a ninth plate ambrotype of Private David Calvin Graham of Co. C, 4th Virginia Infantry (Pulaski Guards), Stonewall Brigade. Graham is posed in the typical enlisted man’s shell jacket with gilded buttons. The image is housed in a full leatherette case, which is in fine condition. Graham enlisted on 3/19/1862, served in the Stonewall Brigade and was wounded twice. His record of service included the following:
WIA 8/28/62 at Groveton, Va.
WIA 9/19/64 at Winchester, Va.
Confined on 9/22/64 at Pt. Lookout, Md.
Exchanged on 2/10/65
Died on 2/28/65
This image resided in the collection of famed image collector Tony Marion, for some 20 years. Mr. Marion bought the image directly from the family. The image is very clear and depicts a Virginia Confederate soldier who served in one of the most famous of all Confederate units. His service record was brief, but significant, given the major battles in which he fought. In consideration of his death, within two weeks after his release from captivity, one must assume that his untimely demise was the result of the wounds he incurred and his confinement at Point Lookout. Graham’s grave is in the CSA Memorial Cemetery in Pulaski County, Virginia. SOLD