In the background above is a painting by Ken Johnson, from an 1859 photograph, of Wytheville, VA. It’s online from fine art america.

Wytheville was the hometown of Sergeant William Henry Sult, Company B, 37th Virginia Infantry. That’s him in his Sergeant’s stripes in a colorized photograph of unknown provenance, posted to

Sergeant Sult was seriously wounded in the shoulder at Sharpsburg in September 1862. He returned to duty only to be captured at Spotsylvania, VA in May 1864, and he spent the rest of the war a prisoner at Fort Delaware. He lived to be 81 and was buried in East End Cemetery, Wytheville.

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