Albert Taylor Bledsoe
Albert Taylor Bledsoe is the subject of this photographic portrait made at a studio in Baltimore, Maryland, likely sometime between 1867 and his death in 1877. During that time, Bledsoe edited the Southern Review, a periodical that defended the Lost Cause view of the Civil War. Prior to the war, Bledsoe had practiced law in Springfield, Illinois, where he knew Abraham Lincoln. He was also a professor of mathematics at the University of Mississippi (1848–1854) and at the University of Virginia (1854–1861). In 1861 he served briefly as the Confederate acting assistant secretary of war.
Citation: Papers of William A. Dinwiddie and the Dinwiddie Family, 1854–1948. Accession #3194. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.