Confederate Captain William H. Powell
Original Author: Wenderoth, Taylor & Brown, photographers
Created: Between 1862 and 1865
Medium: Hand-colored sixth-plate ambrotype

Confederate Captain William H. Powell

Confederate captain William H. Powell of Company A, 33rd Virginia Infantry Regiment, poses with a Bowie knife in this hand-colored ambrotype by the Philadelphia photographic firm of Wenderoth, Taylor & Brown. Powell's name and regiment were etched into the side of the photographic plate. His regiment was part of the famous Stonewall Brigade named after its first commander, General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Powell was wounded during the Battle of Gettysburg, fought from July 1 to 3, 1863.  

This image is part of the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs at the Library of Congress.