Standing portrait of Confederate General William N.R. Beall in full uniform holding his cap. Backmarked for "J. GURNEY & SON 707 Broadway, N.Y.," with handwritten inscription reading, "Regards of / Wm. N.R. Beall / Brig. Genl. P.C.S.A. / Arkansas."
Beall served with General Van Dorn and commanded a mixed brigade of Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana troops stationed at Port Hudson. After they surrendered on July 9, 1863, Beall was imprisoned on Johnson's Island. He was one of seven Confederate generals confined there. By special arrangement between authorities in Washington, DC and Richmond, VA, he was paroled to act as a Confederate Agent to supply prisoners of war with clothing and blankets in Northern prison camps.
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