FULL STANDING CIVILIAN VIEW OF CONFEDERATE MARYLAND ARTILLERYMAN

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CDV is of William Wirt Robinson standing cross-legged and leaning against a podium. He wears a light-colored civilian suit with a white shirt and dark bowtie. Just visible by his side is a hat with an oilcloth cover which he is holding in his hand.

Image is toned but the contrast and clarity are good.

Paper and mount are in good condition. Bottom left of the mount is stamped “(B)REDANN BROS.” over “BALTO.”

Reverse has a period pencil ID that reads “WM. WIRT ROBINSON, OCT. 27, 1861.” There is also a modern typed paper label with the ID.

William Wirt Robinson was born in Baltimore, Maryland on August 2, 1833. He enlisted as 1st sergeant in the 2nd Maryland (Baltimore) Light Artillery on October 1, 1861. Nothing else is known of his service.

After the war he practiced law in Baltimore and was involved in Confederate Veteran activities. He died in Baltimore of pneumonia on April 24, 1890 and is buried there in Green Mount Cemetery.

Some of the battles and actions of the Baltimore Light Artillery: Rappahannock, Front Royal, Winchester, Bolivar Heights, Fishers Hill, Harrisonburg, CrossKeys, Games Mill, Dispatch Station, Malvern Hill, Second Manassas, Harpers Ferry, Moorfield, Sharpsburg, Kernstown, Carlisle, Pa., Gettysburg, Hagerstown, Mine Run, Brandy Station, Old Town, YellowTavern, Martinsville, Poolesville, Maurytown.  [ad] [ph:L]

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