Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Behind mat in mahogany shadowbox frame, the portrait being heavily touched up as is typical for these large images; the sitter here wears a kepi, uniform coat, and carries a spur trigger revolver tucked in his belt; below the image is a strip of lined paper inscribed "William C. Burdette Co. I. 4th Va V. I.
. This Confederate infantry company served under Stonewall Jackson and was best known as "The Liberty Hall Volunteers," being initially composed of students from Washington College in Lexington. The paper with Burdette's name and military unit appears to be a later 19th century addition to the overall presentation.
From a private West Virginia collection
Light aging overall; the paper identification with heavy damp stains.