Tuesday, June 05, 2007

More About Charles F. Wightman, Musician, of Co. C, 26th Illinois Infantry

Talk about your creative genes! I blogged about Charles F. Wightman--buried in Greenwood Memorial Terrace--last week, and recently received an e-mail from Brad Hanner, who is researching the history of the 26th Illinois Infantry, having an ancestor that served in Company K. Apparently Charles was more than just a musician:




Seems like a rare tri-color lithograph after Charles' sketch of the battle of Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia is selling for $850 at OldPrintGallery.com! The website has an incorrect middle initial for Charles, but a little research proved out that he was the only Charles Wightman to serve in that regiment, or the state of Illinois.

3 comments:

Craig Manson said...

Well, that's pretty cool, too!

Anonymous said...

I have one of the original lithographs and it is really great. I also have a lithograph of Missionary Ridge by Charles W Michener who was with the 26th IL Inf. Does anyone know anything about him or the lithograph? I have not been able to find any information. Thanks.

Miriam J. Robbins said...

I don't have any further information. I suppose doing some genealogical research on him would be useful in filling out his life story.