Lt. Charles W. Tilden was a
twenty-nine year old resident of
coastal Castine, Maine when the
Civil War broke out and he was
commissioned as 1st Lieutenant of
Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry.
Infantry. This unusually large 15 X 19 inch albumen in its 22 ½ X 27 inch mat and frame is hand tinted in oil and originally hung in the home of the Brig. General Tilden in Hallowell, Maine.
The 16th Volunteers would see some of the wars
bloodiest action. Of Tilden it was recorded in the
regimental history that; it is no exaggeration to say
that no regiment in all the army had a more soldierly
commander than Colonel Tilden, nor was there one
braver, more skillful, or cooler under all