CDV bust portrait of Lieutenant Colonel William A. Robertson of the 6th Louisiana Infantry, credited on verso to T. Lilienthal, New Orleans, LA. Ink inscription on image reads "Wm A. Robertson / Lt Col & [indecipherable] / Buckner's Corps."
Dr. William A. Robertson enlisted in the Confederate service as a private in Company C of the 6th Louisiana Regiment in April of 1861, though he was quickly promoted to assistant surgeon while serving around New Orleans, and surgeon of his regiment in February of 1862 while serving in Virginia. Robertson would later serve as surgeon of Harry Hays' Louisiana brigade. After being wounded in Virginia, he was sent to establish the Lee Hospital in Columbus, Georgia in February of 1864. Thereafter, Robertson was ordered to the Trans-Mississippi Department, and was made Medical Director of General Kirby Smith's command, ultimately surrendering to General E.R.S. Canby on June 9, 1865.
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