My Daguerreotype Boyfriend

So which one of you is going to write me a novel about one of these two guys?

Hot Civil War Guys

Author: Emma

Emma is a novelist, full-time mama, recovering academic, and former political staffer. When she’s not reading or writing, she loves her twins' hugs, her husband’s cooking, her cat’s whiskers, her dog’s tail, and Earl Grey tea.

2 thoughts on “My Daguerreotype Boyfriend”

  1. Oops! I forgot to add a caption. I snapped this picture in the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor’s Center earlier this year.

    And seriously, these guys are gorgeous and I want to read about them in your manuscript, like, yesterday.

  2. If you’re curious, here are the captions from the visitor’s center.

    Guy on left: “Private Charles C. Davenport, 2nd Louisiana Infantry. During the fierce May 3, 1863, fighting at Chancellorsville, a Union bullet pierced the right eye of young Charlie Davenport, leaving him blinded for life. After spending several weeks in a Richmond hospital, he returned home to Louisiana where, just months later, he married his girlfriend, Sara Jane Lyon. He lived to the age of 76.”

    Guy on right: “Captain Oscar D. Robinson, 9th New Hampshire Infantry. This 23-year-old Plainfield resident was a sergeant in December 1862 when his regiment attacked the stone wall at Fredericksburg. After the war he penned an account of the battle.”

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