: William Wallace was born in Ireland and immigrated to the United States. He served in the 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, rising to the rank of captain. He married his wife, Abbie S. Wood, in 1869 and later became a naturalized citizen. Later in life Wallace was active in the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization for Union Army veterans.
Tintype portrait of William Wallace dressed in a Union officers uniform from the Civil War. His sash, sword, belt buckle and shoulder marks indicate that Wallace was an officer. Gold metallic paint was used to accentuate his belt buckle, coat buttons, shoulder marks and sword hilt. The portrait is protected by a brass mat and preserver and covered with glass. The brass mat is decorated with patriotic and military symbols, such as a ship, a cannon, U.S. Flags and the phrase "Constitution and Union."
Tintype is housed in a wooden case lined with red fabric. The front and back of the case are detached. View on Ohio Memory.
: AP1979_01 Subjects
: Wallace, William,--Photographs; United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 105th (1862-1865) Soldiers--Ohio--Photographs Places
: William Wallace in Civil War uniform