Full Plate Tintype of Sergeant Wilson Lamkin – Co. D 7th Michigan Infantry – WIA


Full Plate Tintype of Sergeant William Lamkin – Co. D 7th Michigan Infantry – Fine full plate tintype of Sgt. Wm.  Lamkin (also spelled Lampkin). Image exhibits strong resolution and resultant clarity. His pants are tinted blue; Lamkin is wearing a state issue, shell jacket, with his sergeant’s stripes clearly visible. Beneath his jacket, Lamkin wears a military style, nine-button vest, with a rather ornate watch chain draped across the front of the vest. The image remains in an early frame, with its original glass. Once the pasteboard backing was removed, we found a period piece of paper, with an inked inscription, attached to the backing behind the image, stating “Your Friend W.A. Lampkin  1st Sergt. Co. ‘D’ ”. Lamkin was with the 7th Michigan when he was wounded, at Bristoe Station, Virginia, on October 14, 1863. He remained in the army until he was mustered out on July 5, 1865. The image is strong, with no emulsion loss. It measures as follows: Frame – Height: 10.75”; Width – 8.5”; Image – Height: 6.5”; Width: 4.5”.

William Lamkin

Residence Monroe County MI; 18 years old. Enlisted on 8/5/1861 at Monroe, MI as a Private.On 8/22/1861 he mustered into “D” Co. MI 7th Infantry He Re-enlisted on 12/26/1863 He was Mustered Out on 7/5/1865 at Jeffersonville, IN He was listed as: * Wounded 10/14/1863 Bristoe Station, VAPromotions: * Corpl 5/10/1863 * Sergt 6/5/1865


Organized: Monroe, MI on 8/22/61 Mustered Out: 7/5/65 at Jeffersonville, IN


7th Michigan Infantry

Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 11; Officers Died of Disease, Accidents, etc.: 3; Enlisted Men Killed or Mortally Wounded: 197; Enlisted Men Died of Disease, Accidents, etc.: 186








Oct ’61 Mar ’62 2 Stone’s   Army of Potomac New Organization
Mar ’62 Mar ’64 3 2 2 Army of Potomac  
Mar ’64 Jul ’65 1 2 2 Army of Potomac Mustered Out