A. W. Roberts, Union officer


A. W. Roberts, Union officer


Sepia-toned portrait of a man in the uniform of a Union officer during the Civil War. He wears a double-breasted frock coat, typical of senior officers, with a belt and light colored sash and shoulder bars. The tip of his sword rests on the ground in front of him and his hands are folded over the hilt. His hair is somewhat long and combed back from his face. He has a handle-bar mustache and a long goatee which is brushed out. He stands against a plain backdrop with a United States flag draped and tied aside as if it were a curtain on his right. This photo was included in a collection donated by a Forest Grove resident, Ruby Bamford. The Bamford family was from England, but lived in Illinois during the Civil War. They settled in the Gales Creek area in the early 1880s. It is not known whether the photos belonged to the Bamfords or to Mrs. Bamford's natal family before their donation. See WCMpic_015180, WCMpic_015185, WCMpic_015186, WCMpic_015187, WCMpic_015188, WCMpic_015191, WCMpic_015194, WCMpic_015196, WCMpic_015198, WCMpic_015200, and WCMpic_015201 for other images from this collection.

Date Created

circa 1862-1864




[front] [ink] Your friend, W. Roberts - 42. [back] [stamp] Van Stavoren, Photographer, No. 53, College Street, Betw'n Union St. & Square, Nashville, Tenn.






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