Tintype of Twice Wounded 9th Virginia Confederate Stith Bolling

Sixth plate tintype of a mustachioed Confederate soldier in a jacket and large bow tie, with Virginia state seal belt buckle. Identified as Stith Bolling, Co. G., 9th Virginia Cavalry. Housed in full pressed paper case.

Virginia politician Stith Bolling (1835-1916) was born in Lunenburg County, VA and moved to Richmond as a young man to operate a wholesale grocery business with his brothers. On June 7, 1861, Bolling enlisted as a sergeant in Company G of the 9th Virginia Cavalry Regiment, where he rose to the rank of captain by January 1863. He sustained two serious injuries during the war, including a head wound at Morton's Ford on October 11, 1863. After three months of convalescence, Bolling returned to active duty. At Appomattox, he refused to surrender and led an ambitious attempt to reach North Carolina which ultimately failed, resulting in his surrender and subsequent parole on April 15, 1865. After the war, Bolling returned to Lunenburg County, was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, appointed a brigadier general of the militia, and held positions as both inspector general of tobacco and postmaster of Petersburg, VA. He was an active member of the Republican party and enjoyed popularity among fellow Confederate veterans. 


Spine of case almost completely split. Horizontal scratches near top of plate.

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