General William Lewis & Wife Images
An incredible image pair. Full plate ambrotypes that have bee painted and signed by the artist, John L. Gibson. Gibson's biography can be found on line.
The images are in original frames and measure approximately
12 inches tall. His wifes' image has some wear and damage to the frame and has been reframed. General Lewis's image is crisp, undamaged and mounted just as would have hung in his house.
Civil War Union Brigadier General William Delaware Lewis, Jr. served as Colonel commanding the 3-month service 18th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, then as Colonel commanding the 110th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He led his regiment in the Battles of 1st Winchester (March 23, 1862) and Port Royal (June 8, 1862) during the Union Army's unsuccessful campaign to defeat Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign. In December 1862 his resigned his commission, his health ruined by service. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services in the field during the war", fully two years after he left the Union Army. Gen. Lewis died 19 Jan. 1872 at 44.