The Reverend Ralza M. Manly (misspelled "Manley" in the caption), a Vermont-born minister who served as a chaplain with the 16th New Hampshire Volunteer Regiment and later with the 1st United States Colored Cavalry at Fort Monroe, is the subject of this photographic portrait that appeared in History of the Sixteenth Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers (1897). After the Civil War Manly served as Virginia's superintendent of education under the Freedmen's Bureau and helped establish and run the Richmond Colored Normal School.
Citation: History of the Sixteenth Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers. E520.5 16th 1897. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.