The December issue of Civil War Times is out, which has an article by Mike Musick on his discovery of a previously unpublished ambrotype (above left), the subject of which appears to be Chatham Roberdeau Wheat, commander of the 1st Special Louisiana Battalion at Bull Run (I wrote about him here). Once the article is put up on the magazine’s website I’ll post a link to it here, but for now you might want to head to your newsstand and get the hard copy.
Above right is a picture that is generally accepted to be Wheat, taken around the time of the outbreak of the Civil War. Musick’s “new” image is thought to have been taken during Wheat’s earlier filibustering days. Click the images above for larger images (you’ll get a super large image of the new photo if you click the first larger image a second time). What do you think? Same guy?
That shirt sure looks familiar. Especially the sleeves.
Thanks to CWT for permission to post the new photo of Wheat.
See foloow up post here.