Future Confederate Brigadier General Robert Doak Lilley

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Future Confederate Brigadier General Robert Doak Lilley
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Zuzah, did your GGGGGF colorize this? :smile:

Confederate General Robert D. Lilley - Commanded Jubal Early's Brigade - Cased 1/2 Plate Ambrotype Augusta County, Virginia, ca. 1861. Two stalwart officers, wearing the dark blue frock coats of Virginia militia, pose for an unknown photographer on the eve of the Civil War. A piece of black paper taped to the underside of the image carries a penciled note identifying the men as "Col. Rob't D. Lilley" and "Maj. James Templeton". A young Robert Doak Lilley is the smaller officer to the right. The subjects' fancy militia officer's swords have ivory grips and hang from belt rigs outfitted with two-piece Virginia plates. Their uniform coats are double-breasted and secured with fourteen Virginia State Seal buttons. An additional Virginia button is visible on Templeton's plumed cocked hat, which rests on a table by his side. Red coloring has been added to the officers' sashes and yellow has been lightly applied to their swords and epaulettes.

Courtesy of Heritage Auctions - sold for $26,390
 

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