Robert Lewis Dabney
Original Author: Vannerson & Jones
Created: ca. 1862; composite ca. 1865
Medium: Glass-plate negative
Publisher: Valentine Richmond History Center

Robert Lewis Dabney

Robert Lewis Dabney, chaplain to the 18th Virginia Infantry Regiment, poses for a photograph during his brief stint as adjutant, or chief of staff, to Confederate general Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. This oval image is a detail from a larger composite photograph that shows Jackson surrounded by his staff officers. The composite was created by Vannerson & Jones, a Richmond photographic firm that specialized in reprinting images of Confederate leaders in the immediate aftermath of the war.