An American History blog focusing on the Reconstruction Era as experienced by the people of Jackson County, Florida.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Another Hamilton Congressional Portrait (with longer beard!)
Here is "Handsome Charley" - the youngest member of the 40th Congress - no more than thirty, impressively goateed, poised and at the peak of his career. No foreboding of the pathetic end he would find in just another half-dozen years (Photo from Library of Congress).