My extensive Chamberlain/lin research files here contain the following obituary (newspaper & date not listed), provided to me in 2006 by Col. James' great grandson, Charles David Chamberlain, a resident of Nashville - please contact me, James B. Parker, via Email, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for contact information - his family might well have the photo you are seeking.
DEATH OF AGED MEMBER OF BAR
COL. JAMES CHAMBERLIN, A PROMINENT CITIZEN OF NASHVILLE
Was a Native of Pennsylvania and Had Resided in This City Since the War.
Col. James Chamberlin died at the residence of his son, James N. Chamberlin, 1204 Eighth Avenue, North, at 9:40 o'clock this morning at the age of 73 years.He had been in bad health for two or three years and for most of that time has been living a retired life.His death was due to the infirmities of old age.
Col. Chamberlin has ever since the civil war been a citizen of Nashville and a member of the local bar.He was a Pennsylvanian by birth and served with distinction in the Federal Army.
Col. Chamberlin was a man of highest honor and recognized ability.He ws not only regarded as one of the leading citizens among the German population of Nashville, but he was held in high regard by all classes, being universally respected for his strict integrity, his exactness and care in the small as well as the larger duties of life, and for his high moral character.He was best known, of cause, among the older citizens and his large circle of friends, as well as his many kinspeople here, deeply deplore his death.He was a member of the Odd Fellows, Aurora Lodge.
Col. Chamberlin was under the old regime, a member of the Nashville City Council from the Ninth Ward, being elected as a Republican, but never held any other public office, refusing on more than one occasion to be a candidate for judigicl and other honors.
Col. Chamberlin was born in Union County, Pa., June 27, 1836.After his preliminary eduction he entered the Harvard University law department, graduating there in July, 1859.One year later he graduated in the classical department of the University at Lewisburg, Pa.In the fall of 1860 he began the practice of law at Lewisburg, Pa.When the civil war began he enlisted in the Federal Army on President Lincoln's first call for troops as First Sergeant in the Fourth Pennsylvania Volunteers, this company being commanded by his brother, J. W. Chamberlin.He was honorably discharged upon the expiration of the service of the Regiment, three months later, and returned to Lewisburg, where he recruited a company to serve three years.He was made Captain of Company D, Fifty-second Pennsylvania Volunteers, serving throughout the campaign of 1862, under Gen. McClellan.He was wounded at Seven Pines.Later his regiment participated in the first attack on Charleston, S. C.Later he was made Colonel of the twenty-eighth Pennsylvania Militia Infantry, one of the regiments formed to repel Gen. Lee's army in Pennsylvnia, serving until July 2, 1863, when the regiment was mustered out.
Col. Chamberlin came to Nashville in October, 1863, and started legal practice with Mr. D. F. Wilkin.He was soon afterwards commissioned by Gov. Curtin Lieutenant Colonel on his staff and Military Agent for Pennsylvania in the Department of the Southwest, at Nashville, holding this office until March 19, 1866, when he resigned.His duties were to care for the sick and wounded, distributing clothing, food, medicines and other supplies.When he closed his office as Military Agent, he entered into partnership in the practice of law, in this city, with Mr. Wilkin, this partnership continuing during the remainder of his life, although Col. Chamberlin retired from active life about two years ago on account of failing health.
Col. Chamberlin was married in February, 1868, to Miss Dellie S. Nichol, of Nashville, the daughter of the late James Nichol.His wife and six children survive; Mrs. Wm. Joslin, of Auburn, Tenn.; Wm. H. Chamberlin, of Albuquerque, N. M.; James W. Chamberlin, Mrs. A. H. Card, Mrs. N. P. Fritz and Miss Lucy Chamberlin, of Nashville.He is also survived by two brothers and two sisters, Thomas F. Chamberlin, of Philadelphia; Robert Chamberlin, of Bloomington, Ill.; Mrs. Sallie Eceleston, of Buenos Ayres, South America, and a sister who resides in Brooklyn, N. Y.
The funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.
A similar obituary, dated 27 Jul 1909, Nashville, Tennessee, contains similar information.