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.


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.