CDV OF CONFEDERATE STAFF OFFICER WILLIAM N. WORTHINGTON BY BRADY

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Bust image shows Worthington in civilian clothes. He wears a dark jacket and vest with a white shirt and tie.

Contrast and clarity are excellent. Mount and paper have light surface dirt and a small pin hole on the top and bottom edge. Bottom of mount is marked BRADY… NEW YORK.

Reverse has a photographer’s imprint for BRADY’S Gallery…WASHINGTON & NEW YORK. At top left corner is a modern pencil ID “CAPT. WILLIAM WORTHINGTON.”

From the collection of the late William A. Turner.

William Nicholas Worthington was born July 16, 1841.

At the start of the Civil War Worthington enlisted in Company I, 4th Virginia Cavalry on December 15, 1861 but on the 17th he was assigned as 2nd lieutenant and aide-de-camp for General Joseph R. Anderson commanding the District of Cape Fear, N.C.

On June 13, 1862 Worthington joined the staff of General Beverly H. Robertson as a 1st lieutenant and ADC and in April of 1863, he was made captain and Robertson’s adjutant general.

Worthington would remain with Robertson through February of 1865 when he was assigned to the staff of General Stapleton Crutchfield until he was killed at Saylor’s Creek.

Records show Worthington took the oath of allegiance on June 15, 1865.

He died in Richmond, Virginia on June 30, 1871 at age 29 and is buried there in Hollywood Cemetery.    [ad] [ph:L]

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