Brigadier General Raleigh Edward Colston (1825-1896)

Colston was the adopted son of a Virginia doctor that was born in Paris, France. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute and joined the faculty as a professor of French. After the Civil War, he joined the Egyptian Army as a colonel and was crippled when he fell off a camel. He returned to the U.S. and died impoverished in the Confederate Soldiers' Home in Richmond.

Date:
1865 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES02347
Height:
1911px
Width:
1231px
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