Giuseppe Castiglione (simplified Chinese: 郎世宁; traditional Chinese: 郎世寧; pinyin: Láng Shìníng) (July 19, 1688 – July 17, 1766), was an Italian Jesuit lay brother who served as a missionary in China, where he became a painter at the court of the emperor.
Ca. 1861-65. “Young soldier in Confederate shell jacket and forage cap with single shot pistol.” Sixth-plate ambrotype, hand-colored. Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress.
"Pretty neat. Don’t often see a Civil War soldier with an Allen-Wheelock center hammer pistol. Most have revolvers, but the Reb’s didn’t always have access to the good stuff." Charlie M, SA Cowboy and Civil War buff.