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Item #20990 Sixth plate tintype of a double armed yank infantryman. Very nice looking image of this foot soldier. Seated pose dressed in a four button sack coat and military issue trousers. Wearing a full compliment of US accouterments. He is armed with a rare M1816 converted to the Maynard tape primer as well as a revolver which he displays across his chest. Great looking view with his trousers tinted blue. This one comes housed in a full patriotic leatherette case with the spine split. $600.00


Item #55423 Nice quarter plate tintype of this triple armed yank cavalryman. This cavalryman stands on the bare ground inside a makeshift camp studio. He has opted for the four button sack coat over the typical cavalry service jacket. His cavalry trousers are about 6 inches to long and he has them rolled up at the bottom to keep from tripping over them. His sword belt rig is worn with empty scabbard at his side and he is posed brandishing his heavy cavalry saber. A large Colt Army is displayed in his belt with the holster seen on his hip. He has one small side knife suck into his waist belt and then a nice Sheffield coffin handled Bowie tucked into the shoulder strap of his belt rig. Great looking tuff as nails cavalryman. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case. $850.00


Item #29575 Fantastic early sixth plate ambrotype of this Federal officer from a cavalry unit. He is dressed in a frock rather than your typical cavalry service jacket. A M1851 sword belt rig is worn as well as brass shoulder scales. Posed with his sword which he grips with one hand and drawn from the scabbard. The center piece of this image is the absolutely fantastic M1858 Hardee hat which he has pinned up on the right side for mounted troops. Brass cavalry insignia pinned tot he front as well as an ostrich plume pinned to the side. Just a superb example of this piece of head gear. This one does come in a full leatherette case with the brilliant blue velvet pad. $850.00

                           
                                          
Item #88791 Sixth plate tintype identified as John Patton of Ohio. This one just recently came out of an estate in Clarksville, Ohio. John is shown here with who I presume is "Miss Chapman" who was set to become his wife. John would muster with the 12th Ohio Infantry in June, 1861 and would serve his full 3 year term with the regiment. They would see action at Second Bull Run, South Mountain and Antietam. He would afterward serve with the 11th Ohio as well. John is dressed in civilian clothes here and wearing a pair of trousers with a stripe down the seam. Miss Patton is shown wearing a pair of large hoop earrings and holding a fan. John would be killed on November 1, 1869 from a head injury after he fell from his horse and was drug for some distance when his foot got caught in the stirrup. This view is accompanied by the original newspaper article which describes his death and which presumptuously blames his death on that "intoxicating cup" alcohol. An old period note with his name and date of his death also accompanies the image. Housed in a half leatherette case. $195.00 SALE PENDING!



Item #67780 Sixth plate tintype of this young soldier posed with the biggest enemy the Union army would face. A bottle of booze. Dressed in a sack coat and a US waist belt. His bayonet is visible just under his arm. His cap is worn cocked to the side with the visor flipped up and a small pin and keeper is pinned to the breast of his coat. If I were to guess probably a Masonic badge. A bottle of "Oh Be Joyful" rests on his thigh as he steadies it with one hand. He doesn't appear to be much more than 18 years old.  Nice patriotic mat on this one. Housed in a half leatherette case. $295.00

 

Item #57463 Drop dead beautiful quarter plate melainotype of this baby faced infantryman. The clarity of this image is just fantastic. This scan doesn't do it justice. Studio pose of this young soldier dressed in his sack coat, military trousers and boots. Outfitted with full US accouterments and wearing gauntlets. Armed with this outstanding view of the Lorenz musket. Posed in front of this wonderful back drop featuring rows of tents, a big Sibly tent, cannon and artillery shells. Just a great looking image. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case. $750.00 SALE PENDING!


Item #68700 Killer quarter plate tintype of a yank cavalryman. Standing pose of this horse soldier dressed in his cavalry jacket and re-enforced cavalry trousers. His empty scabbard glistens in the light as it hangs from his M1851 eagle sword belt rig. Resting his hands on his drawn cavalry saber in front. This beautiful American flag hangs from a flag pole off to his side. Posed in front of this wonderful military themed back drop featuring rows of tents and a cannon off to the side. Super nice cavalry image. Housed in a full leatherette case. $695.00 SALE PENDING!


Item #46543 Super sharp sixth plate tintype of this young reb soldier with piercing blue eyes. Dressed in this very course and plain dark grey service jacket with little flair. Tennessee, Georgia perhaps but who knows. The clarity of this image is absolutely superb. I just love this pose, the intensity of his eyes and look on his face. One can't help but wonder what thoughts were on his mind when looking at this view. He's posed with a Colt M1849 pocket revolver which he holds across his chest. The clarity is again exceptionally clear. Housed in a full leatherette case. Really a magnificent image. $1200.00

                      
                     
Item #49494 Double cased pair of husband and wife ninth plate images. Superb ninth plate ruby ambrotype of this young lady in a blue dress which has been wonderfully tinted. Crystal clear image with beautiful blue eyes. The second view is a ninth plate tintype of this cavalry sergeant. Heavily tinted cavalry chevrons on the sleeve and sporting a small multi-colored neck tie. These comes housed in a very nice double sided patriotic thermoplastic case. $395.00


Item #88987 Sixth plate tintype of a Federal heavy artilleryman. Dressed in a four button sack coat. You can see that he has something stuffed into the interior pocket of the jacket which is clearly visible. Perhaps a pocket bible or diary. His cap is worn with brass artillery insignia pinned to the top. His regimental number is up there too but you can't make it out. This one comes in a half case with a patriotic mat. Nice, clear image. $110.00


Item #89896 Beautiful sixth plate ruby ambrotype of a Federal cavalryman. Standing pose of this trooper dressed in his cavalry great coat and cape. The cavalry great coat differed from the infantry version in that the cavalry coats were double breasted. His sword belt rig is worn over the coat as he brandishes his heavy cavalry saber for the camera. Beautiful light blue tinting to the coat on this one. Nice, mint view. Housed in a full thermoplastic case. $795.00


Item #90232 Quarter plate tintype of two Western Theater yanks. Great look to this image. Love the pose these two men strike here. The sergeant to the left stands with his arms firmly folded. He wears an interesting jacket which is a modified frock coat that he has tailored into a shorter service jacket. His comrade has opted for a more casual pose with his arm resting on his hip and his frock worn open and buttoned at the top per dress regulations. Both men sport black felt slouch caps and knee high cavalry boots. Wonderful blue tinting to the trousers. This view has been photographed by Stephen Evans of St. Louis who appears to have modeled his back drop after Enoch Long of Benton Barracks fame. Or vice versa. This view would have been taken sometime between 1864 and 1865. Wonderful image. It comes housed in a half thermoplastic case with a crack running through it. $395.00


Item #26755 Sixth plate ambrotype of a reb cavalryman. This one has a modern tag behind the image which identifies the subject as a member of Company D., 7th Virginia Cavalry. How that id came about I have no clue and no name is given. He's dressed in this wonderful blouse with pleated cuffs and a large pouch pocket located on either side of the breast. A M1851 eagle waist belt is worn with a holstered revolver seen poking out from under his arm. The 7th Virginia Cavalry was also known as "Ashby's Cavalry". Comprised mainly of men from Fauquier and Loudoun County in the Shenandoah Valley. They would become famous for their cavalry exploits under their commander Ashby Turner and would play a major role during the Gettysburg Campaign as well as the failed Valley Campaign of 1864. The regiment would fight on up until  the surrender at Appomattox. Most of the men would however escape through Federal lines, disband and head home rather than being paroled. This one comes housed in a half leatherette case. Sharp looking image. $1800.00


Item #19787 Sixth plate tintype of two new recruits. These two couldn't wait for the rest of their uniform to arrive before rushing off to the photographer to have their picture taken with newly issued caps. Both men sit dressed in civilian jackets and sporting caps with an embroidered infantry horn worn on the front. The numeral "30" can be seen in the center of the horn on both men. Nice clear image but it does have some horizontal striations to the plate which you can see here. Nice looking image regardless. Housed in a half leatherette case. $135.00 SALE PENDING!


Item #89223 Wonderful ninth plate Neff's Patent melainotype of this Confederate artilleryman. Dressed in a grey Richmond Depot Type II service jacket with typical cloth shoulder tabs. Matching grey trousers with a 2" trouser seam running down the pant leg. His grey cap rests in his lap with a single braid of red trim which encircles the crown of the cap. Small brass artillery insignia is pinned to the top along with his regimental number. It looks to either be the numeral "1" or the numeral "11". A modern tag behind the image identifies the man as a member of the "Rockbridge Artillery" which he may be but that would merely be speculation. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case. Beautiful little reb image. $1450.00


Item #58766 Super nice early quarter plate tintype of this infantryman. Probably a Massachusetts militiaman. Dressed in this rather short blueish-green frock and grey trousers which a large number of early Massachusetts troops would receive. A black great coat and cape are worn as well as he braces himself on a nearby chair. An 1850's two-piece eagle waist belt is worn while he is armed with a pre-war knights head militia sword which he has tucked into his belt. Presumably a photographers prop. Very nice tinting to both the frock and matching cap. Sharp looking view. This one comes housed in a full thermoplastic case. $800.00


Item #79865 Wonderful little ninth plate ambrotype identified as Joseph W. Garrard of North Carolina. Joseph would enlist in Company A of the 13th Battalion North Carolina Infantry on November 26, 1862. The 13th Battalion's main purpose was guarding railroad bridges. Company A was in fact known as "Captain Joseph W. Latta's Company Railroad Guards". In May, 1863 the 13th Battalion would be consolidated with the 8th Battalion North Carolina Partisan Rangers and re-designated the 66th North Carolina Troop. They would then be assigned to the Martin-Kirkland Brigade and would see serious action during the Siege of Petersburg and the Carolinas Campaign in 1865. Joseph is shown here dressed in the typical North Carolina jacket with black cloth shoulder tabs prescribed by the state regulations. He would serve with the regiment up until April, 1864 when he would fall ill and would be hospitalized from July 26 up until August 31. Joseph would return to the ranks in September and was present until October before the record of his service ends. This one is identified by a slip of paper behind the image with his name on it. It comes housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine. Beautiful tinting on this one. $1800.00

                  
Item #67689 Sixth plate daguerreotype of George Pendelton Turner who served as both a United States Marine and a Confederate States Marine. This view was taken in 1856 when Turner was a 2nd lieutenant serving in the Marine Corps. Prior to the war George would serve on the USS Vincennes and the USS Cyane. Serving in the Pacific in 1861 he resigned his commission on June 25, 1861 after he hopped aboard a packet boat bound for New York. Making his way to his home state of Virginia he offered his services to the Confederacy and took a commission in the Confederate States Marine Corps as a 1st lieutenant on July 31, 1861. He would be initially assigned to recruiting duties in Wilmington, Richmond and Mobile. A promotion to captain came in early December, 1861. His time spent recruiting new soldiers was briefly interrupted when he served as a volunteer aide to his uncle, Major General "Prince John" Magruder during the Seven Days battle. Afterwards he returned to his duties working in the recruitment office. The boredom which came with the inactivity of desk service got the better of him. While in Richmond he partook in an excessive amount alcohol and was charged with drunkenness.  As a result it cost him his commission and he was dismissed from the Corps in December, 1862. Determined to prove his worth as a soldier he made his way to Chattanooga where he enlisted as a private in Co. B of the 1st Kentucky Cavalry in January, 1863. George's sister, Henrietta, in the meantime had been petitioning Confederate Secretary of War, James Seddon and Jefferson Davis to give George a reprieve and reinstate his commission. After personally delivering two petitions to Davis himself she was successful in her attempt and Turner was granted a commission to captain beginning on May 2, 1863. Looking to prove himself he quickly impressed his superiors and by November he had been assigned to the staff of General J.H. Kelly who was commanding a division in Joe Wheeler's Cavalry Corps. General Kelly and Major General Wheeler were so impressed by Turner's actions on the battlefield that both endorsed his request to be reinstated to the Marine Corps. Wheeler himself specifically asked that he "be reinstated as a reward for gallantry and valuable service". During his service he would be wounded 3 times. Once on July 5, 1862. Again on May 4, 1864 at Varnell Station and one last time on May 27, 1864 at New Hope Church. While fighting in the during the Atlanta Campaign he found time to slip behind enemy lines and marry Anna Keller of Courtland, Alabama in July of 1864. Anna would later become a cousin to American icon Helen Keller. Turner would serve until the end of the war when he surrendered and received a parole serving as a lieutenant colonel on Wheeler's staff. Post war he would be active in the UVC becoming one of the founding members of the United Confederate Veterans in Huntsville, Alabama. In 1903 he was awarded the Southern Cross of Honor. He would live for another 2 years before finally passing on June 29, 1905. This view shows him while serving with the Marine Corps. Anchors are clearly visible on the buttons which adorn his jacket and you can see the outline of possibly a diary, bible or some other small book which is stuck into an interior pocket. This one comes with a boatload of research and documentation. Extremely rare view housed in a half case. $2750.00 

                   
                        
Item #57643 Sixth plate ambrotype of a unidentified member of the 8th Alabama. He is shown here compared to an identified member of that regiment. Dressed in the grey triple breasted frock issued to the men of the 8th. The frock is rather plain with just two bands of black tape located on the cuff sleeve which would indicate his rank. He does wear the M1858 Hardee hat here with both sides pinned up in the style often seen by members from this unit. Triple armed with an old out of date holstered revolver, small knife and his musket. All of which appear to have been photographers props as they are seen worn by men from this unit in several photographs. The regiment would fight in a number of the wars most significant battles. Seven Pines, Second Battle of Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and a few others. They would lose almost 500 men during their service. Great view of this hard fighting unit. This one comes housed in a half leatherette case. $2950.00 SALE PENDING!


Item #33987 Killer sixth plate ambrotype of this unidentified Georgia reb. Dressed in a dark service jacket with three chevrons located on the forearm. This rebel is ready for marching orders. A plain cartridge box is worn over one shoulder and a tin drum canteen hangs from a thin leather strap from the other. A nice, wide leather belt is worn with a big Georgia frame buckle. An Atlanta Arsenal cap box is worn on the belt along with a sheathed bayonet. This Confederate foot soldier is also outfitted with a knapsack and bedroll which you don't see to often in Confederate poses. Proudly posed with his musket which he holds out in front. His trousers have also been tinted a shade of blue. Great looking image of a reb with all the fix'ins! Housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine. $2200.00 SALE PENDING!

                  
                  
Item #89432 Outstanding pair of sixth plate images. The first is this sixth plate tintype of a well armed Federal cavalryman. Seated pose of this cavalryman dressed in his service jacket and re-enforced cavalry trousers. This guy has enough iron in his lap to break his poor horses back! Armed with two massive Colt Army's. One tucked into his belt and the other he brandishes for the camera while he cradles his heavy cavalry saber. Just a fantastic look to this image. It is accompanied by a stunning sixth plate ambrotype of his wife and young daughter. Just superb tinting to this view of the pair seated side by side with hands embraced. Really a magnificent view in it's own right! Unfortunately none of the subjects are identified. Just a superb pairing of images. These come housed in a mint double sided patriotic case as well. $1850.00

                       
           
Item #98654 Wonderful grouping that came out of Greensboro, North Carolina. Ninth plate ambrotype identified as Denny G. Schoolfield who would serve in Company B. of the 45th North Carolina Infantry. Company B would be raised in Greensboro during February and March of 1862 and mustered into service on April 9th at Camp Mangum near Raleigh. Their first fight would come at Malvern Hill before returning to North Carolina. The following spring they would move north and participate in the Gettysburg and Cold Harbor Campaign's. They would continue to serve up until Appomattox, however Denny would transfer into the 7th North Carolina Senior Reserves. Presumably sometime in February, 1864 when the regiment was raised. The regiment was made up of boys between the ages of 17 and 18 and men between the ages of 45 and 50. His service records are limited but it appears he was present with the regiment on April 26th, 1865 when General Joseph Johnston surrendered his forces at Durham Station, North Carolina. Records indicate he was paroled on May 10, 1865 after take the Oath of Allegiance. Schoolfield is shown here dressed in this elaborate triple breasted frock which I would presume dates to his service with the 7th Senior Reserves. The frock bears 3 rows of extremely rare North Carolina state seal buttons. You can clearly see the standing female figure on the face of the button. These buttons run about $700 a piece now a days and he has a full coat of them! The cuffs of the frock are rolled up exposing this wonderful jacket lining. He wears these outdated gold bullion fringed epaulettes and is armed with equally outdated weaponry. These senior reserves would have been outfitted with whatever could be found as the North Carolina regulars would have been given the newer weapons. He wears two pistols housed in holsters on his belt which appear to be flintlocks. He is also armed with this 1850's eagle head militia sword. He completes his uniform with this fantastic wide brimmed slouch cap to shade himself from the Carolina sun and a pair of striped civilian trousers. The image is accompanied by one of his original pleated over shirts. Considering it's age the condition is quite exceptional. The pleated front constructed from silk with the remainder made of a very course cotton. A good amount of staining to the shirt but virtually no mothing or separation. Really a unique grouping! $3800.00


Item #27888 Sixth plate tintype of a unidentified member of the 1st or 2nd Rhode Island Infantry. This fellow however was most likely from the 2nd Rhode Island which recently became famous after the Ken Burns documentary and Elisha Hunt Rhodes. This Rhode Islander would serve with Company D which is pinned to the front of his cap. He is dressed in the classic Rhode Island blouse issued to members of the 1st and 2nd Rhode Island along with the dark blue chasseur kepi. A small shield badge is pinned to the front of his blouse and a ribbon hangs from his pocket with a pocket watch key seen swinging at the end. His pocket watch resting in his pocket out of site. A US waist belt is worn with a holster pistol worn on the belt. It looks to be a .32 cal. Merwin & Bay single shot derringer. Nice looking image from a hard to find state and historic regiment. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case. $500.00

                   
Item #90090 Quarter plate tintype identified as Leonard Carr of Pennsylvania. Leonard would take up arms in the 1st Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry in late May, 1861. The regiment would then become the 30th Pennsylvania Infantry. Serving with the Army of the Potomac they would see action in a number of hard fights. 1862 would see Leonard and the rest of the men of the regiment fighting at Mechanicsville, Glendale, Malvern Hill and South Mountain. Antietam and Fredericksburg would follow. The summer of 1863 would find them on the field at Gettysburg. Many of the men from the regiment were residents of the town themselves fighting within sight of their own homes. They would end the year with fighting at Bristoe Station and the Mine Run Campaign. The beginning of 1864 would see the Wilderness Campaign. Leonard would be present for most all of it. His only absence coming in August of 1863 when he was absent in the hospital for an injury he received at Gettysburg. Apparently while charging across the field he stepped into a post hole and twisted his knee quite severely. He was however back in the ranks the following month. His term expired in June, 1864 but he would re-enlist and transfer into the 190th Pennsylvania Infantry. He would participate in the pursuit of Lee's Army and was readying to charge one of Lee's batteries when news came of the surrender. Leonard would head home in June, 1865 taking his Spencer Rifle and accouterments with him. This view shows Leonard dressed in his frock with full accouterments and armed with his musket and a pistol tucked into his belt. A post war carte view of Leonard is also included which is identified on the reverse. Full service and pension records also accompany this grouping. The tintype of Leonard is housed in a full leatherette case. $700.00

                 
                    
Item #10098 Exceptional and extremely rare sixth plate ruby ambrotype of this Federal cavalryman. I sincerely doubt you will ever happen upon another image of such unique content. He is dressed in this very unusual dark blue or possibly even black cavalry service jacket and matching trousers. These are not your typical cavalry trousers. What makes this image truly unique is the fact that we are looking at a one legged horse soldier. One trouser leg is tucked into his boot while the other hangs loosely to the "foot" and is rolled up to keep it from dragging on the ground. I'm not sure what type of contraption he is using as a foot but it is more club like with a high rounded front and is very short and stout. I would presume he is missing the leg from the knee down with the pant leg covering the false limb. He wears a M1851 sword belt rig and you can clearly see the eagle on the face of the plate. His sword is held as his side. If the fact that we have a one legged cavalryman was not rare enough he is also armed with a seldom seen Savage revolver with both fingers on the trigger. The holster for which can be seen resting on his hip. He is posed in front of this beautifully tinted garden back drop. This one is about as mint as they come and is also housed in a mint patriotic thermoplastic case featuring Lady Liberty. Whether the leg was lost prior to his service or during I would say he was quite the skilled horseman to be able to keep himself in the saddle. Truly a unique image! $3500.00 SALE PENDING! 


Item #58765 Quarter plate tintype of a heavily laden yank infantryman. Dressed in a dark blue state issue jacket with cloth shoulder tabs and kersey blue trousers. This fellow must have yet to experience one of those wonderful long marches about mid July because if he had there would be a lot less steel around that mid section. His cartridge box is worn over the shoulder minus the breast plate. A US waist belt is worn with his cap box and above that is worn a second belt with an adjustable hook. A wood handled Bowie knife with silver inlay rests inside it's sheath while a revolver is tucked into his belt as well. He is also armed with a bayoneted musket which is held at his side. His uniform is complete with knee high cavalry boots and a cap with the company letter "A" pinned to the front. This slender foot soldier has undoubtedly doubled his weight with the amount of war implements worn on the body. It does however make for a great looking image! This one comes housed in a full leatherette case. $1100.00


Item #43767 Ninth plate ambrotype of an unidentified member of the 44th New York Infantry "Ellsworth's Avengers". I think I have had more images from this particular unit than any other. Dressed in a New York state issue jacket and sporting a SNY waist belt. The sling for his cartridge box is run up under the cloth shoulder tab. His cap is worn with the numeral "44" pinned to the front along with his company letter "E". The regiment would serve in a number of major engagements with the Army of the Potomac but in particularly at Gettysburg. They would be positioned on top of Little Round Top where a monument now stands at their position. They would lose 110 men during the battle. This one comes with a nice patriotic mat and is housed in a leatherette case. $340.00 

                      
                      
Item #26543 Double cased sixth plate tintype of brothers Issac and Samuel Wagoner of Ohio. Samuel who is pictured at top would muster with the 189th Ohio Infantry early March, 1865. They would serve in Nashville, Murfreesboro and Tullahoma before mustering out of service 6 months later. He is shown here dressed in a service jacket with a full compliment of US leather accouterments. An id badge is also pinned to the breast of his jacket. Issac would enlist in the 111th Ohio Infantry in August, 1862 serving as a private. He would receive promotions to corporal, sergeant and 1st sergeant over the next three years. He is shown here dressed in a simple infantry frock taken while serving as a private. He is posed in front of this elaborate military themed back drop of soldiers either preparing for battle or on the parade ground. This is a known Tennessee back drop. The regiment would be ordered here late in 1862 and would spend their entire enlistment in the state fighting in various skirmishes and battles. Issac would muster out during the summer of 1865. Both images have tags on the reverse placed there probably sometime in the 1970's which identify the men and give a brief account of their genealogy. Housed in a double sided thermoplastic case. $375.00 


Item #86676 Spectacular quarter plate tintype of an unidentified member of the 3rd New Jersey Cavalry. This is probably one of the better images I have had in from this unit. Otherwise known as the "Butterflies" due to the hussar-style uniform that was worn. The regiment was raised during the first part of 1864 and completed and fully equipped by April of that year. They were granted special permission to wear the distinctive uniform. The jacket consisted of this dark blue, triple breasted example with decorative yellow cord which ran horizontally across the face of the jacket. Sky blue trousers were also worn with a wide yellow stripe running down the trouser seam although they are not visible here. They also sported this unique visorless cap which was worn tilted to the left. This soldier bears the rank of corporal with a wonderful view of this very unusual cap worn by the regiment. The numeral "3" is clearly visible on the front of the cap surrounded by laurels. He looks every bit the soldier in this well fitted uniform. The regiment would see action at Winchester, Five Forks, Saylor's Creek, Appomattox and a few others. Wonderful clarity to this view. It comes housed in a full case. $1650.00 SALE PENDING!


Item #38976 Drop dead beautiful quarter plate tintype of this young yank horse soldier. Wonderful tinting to this view. Dressed in his cavalry service jacket and brandishing his heavy cavalry saber. A waist belt is worn with a massive revolver tucked into the belt. It looks like the holster is poking up there with a carbine box resting on his other hip. Sporting a brand new pair of trousers so new you can still see all the creases running vertically and horizontally where they were folded up inside the crate for shipment. This pair is about 6 inches to long for this fellow as he has them folded up considerably with a good amount of slack still in the trouser leg. Beautiful painted back drop featuring a Sibly tent off to the right and a wooded area with the center piece being this large tree. Just a fantastic looking image. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case. $800.00 



Item #58771 Sixth plate clear glass ambrotype of this yank infantryman. Seated pose of this young soldier dressed in his infantry frock. Nice studio pose with this wonderful vase resting on a pedestal by his side and beautiful blue tinting to the curtain behind him. His McDowell pattern cap rests on his knee with brass regimental and company insignia pinned to the top for the "118" regiment, Company "C". Nice looking early image. Housed in a half leatherette case. $325.00


Item #83666 Eighth plate tintype of an newly recruited musician from an unknown infantry unit. He sits dressed entirely in civilian clothes. The only piece of military attire he has been issued is the kepi with an infantry horn pinned to the top which sits on the table beside him. His cornet rests on the floor at his feet leaving no question as to what role he played. This one comes as you see it. I have no case for it, cover glass or preserver. Just the mat with the image. $225.00

                      
                     
Item #68342 Double cased sixth plate ambrotypes of a sergeant major and his wife. This NCO stands dressed in a rather unique frock. It appears to have 5 very large domed buttons running down the front, with cloth shoulder tabs and a slash pocket located on the breast. Nice, large sergeant majors chevrons are worn on the sleeve. A holstered revolver is worn front and center while his sword rests on his hip. His wife sits dressed in this wonderful and immense silk hoop skirt. I can't imagine how cumbersome and stifling a gown of that size must have been. She is draped in gold jewelry and her hair I can only assume took hours to be braided in such an unbelievable manner. How she managed to keep all of those small and perfect loops in her hair is beyond me! Unfortunately the pair is not identified. Wonderful pair of images with a rank you don't see to often. Housed in a quite nice double sided thermoplastic case. $650.00 

                      

Item #37654 Ninth plate tintype identified as W. T Haggard of Huggins Tennessee Battery. It is accompanied by a very rare Confederate parole from Haggard following the regiments surrender. The unit would be raised starting in the spring of 1861 and would serve in both Forrest's and Wheeler's Cavalry Corps. They would fight with distinction under Forrest during the Battle of Chickamauga. Forrest himself would write of the men "The conduct of the officers and the men of the battery deserves special mention. They kept up a constant and destructive fire upon the enemy until they were within 50 yards of the guns, getting off the field with all their pieces, notwithstanding the loss of horses". Forrest's high regard for the unit was evidenced by the fact that when he applied for a transfer to West Tennessee he asked that the regiment be transferred along with him. The regiment would continue to render effective service through out the duration of the war up until it's surrender on May 1, 1865. Service records for the regiment are very hard to come by but it is evident that Haggard would survive the war. He would later migrate to Texas and file for a pension while living in Travis County. This group was purchased from the family there. There is a small amount of paper separation to the parole along the fold. However they are extremely rare in any condition. This one comes come's housed in a nice glass display case. and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. $2000.00 


Item #45312 Sixth plate tintype of a Federal infantryman eager to head of to war. Dressed in his infantry frock with US waist belt and cartridge box worn over the shoulder. His head is topped with this wonderful M1858 Hardee hat with the side pinned up. Infantry bugle is pinned to the front with an ostrich plume on the side. Armed with his Lorenz musket which he has propped upwards resting on his thigh and a small revolver. Looks to be maybe a Brettell & Frisbie pocket revolver. Pretty rare revolver. Great looking image. Housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine. $895.00


Item #39876 Sixth plate tintype of this newly enlisted soldier. Dressed almost entirely in civilian attire. The only indication of military service being the McDowell pattern cap he wears. Looking quite dapper in this decorated, collared shirt and neck tie. A very busy looking vest is worn with a floral and leaf motif over which is worn a dark frock with a black velvet collar. His fearsome gaze is complimented by a small Colt M1849 pocket revolver. Nice looking image. This one comes housed in a full thermoplastic case. $450.00 SALE PENDING!

                        

Item #45632 Ninth plate Union thermoplastic patriotic case. This one features the eagle motif on the front. Just a few very minor chips to a couple of the corners. Hinges are nice and tight and the latch works fine. Nice little case. $125.00

                  
Item #38675 Wonderful half plate tintype of three Federal officers believed to be members of the 80th Indiana Infantry. The trio stands with arms embraced. The officer at center wears the rank of captain while his counter part to the right looks to have the rank of 1st lieutenant. The man standing to the far left is believed to be lieutenant Henry C. Jerauld. A second photo of Jeraud is shown on the website for the 80th Indiana. In that view he is shown wearing the same neck tie seen here. Henry would also serve as a 3rd sergeant of Company A prior to his commission as lieutenant. He would resign that commission in March, 1864. This one was originally housed in a wall mount frame which is included. It is now however included in a full leatherette case. Very nice view. $1800.00


Item #18912 Sixth plate ambrotype of a Federal cavalry soldier armed with a rare French Lefaucheux pinfire revolver. Seated pose dressed in his cavalry jacket. US waist belt worn with the holster for the revolver shown on his hip. He holds the revolver across his chest with the hammer cocked and his finger on the trigger. Cap is worn with the visor flipped up and I'm not sure if that's an ostrich plume or a bucktail he has pinned on the back side of the cap. Great view of this revolver though. If you have one of these revolvers in your collection this image would marry up nicely with it. It does come housed in a nice thermoplastic case with the green velvet. $900.00


Item #33421 Wonderful little ninth plate tintype. I love the look of this image and the expression on his face. Dressed in this grey homespun wool-jean cloth jacket. Nice clarity to the image so that you can visibly see the weave of the jean cloth material. He was this fantastic row of "Goodyear Patent" hard-rubber buttons which run down the front of the jacket and really stand out. He wears this rather mischievous grin on his face while sporting this absolutely fantastic dark grey slouch cap. Just a great looking image. This one does have a tax stamp on the reverse but it is not dated. He may in fact be a recently paroled Confederate prisoner of war. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine. This one does come with a 4 x 6 copy of General Orders No. 109 issued June 6, 1865 regarding the discharge of Confederate Prisoners of War. Great looking image! $350.00


Item #37986 Splendid sixth plate tintype of a Federal infantryman dressed in his infantry great coat and cape. Wonderful view of this coat showing the large cuffs and attached cape. Beautiful light blue tinting to this image. Really sharp looking image! This one comes housed in a half thermoplastic case. A real gem! $375.00


Item #90871 Sixth plate tintype of a double armed infantryman from the state of Michigan. Seated pose dressed in state jacket issued to Michigan troops featuring nine buttons down the from and cloth shoulder tabs. Beautiful tinting to the jacket which is colored this wonderful shade of bluish-green and the trousers tinted a lighter blue. A US waist belt is worn with a coffin handled bowie knife and a revolver tucked into the waist. Even this grips on the pistol have been tinted brown. Very nice, clear view. Housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine. $650.00


Item #23155 Killer ninth plate ruby ambrotype of this well armed rebel. Dressed in a dark military frock with another heavy wool coat worn underneath. A belt is worn around the outside of the frock with double roller buckles. He is armed with this fantastic D-Guard bowie knife with decorative guard. I don't think you could get a finer point on that thing if you tried. That's one dangerous looking knife. Armed with a single shot percussion pistol as well which is most likely a photographers prop. This one does unfortunately have a fine crack in it running diagonally from corner to corner. Still an impressive image. Housed in a full leatherette case. $1850.00


Item #42545 Early sixth plate ruby ambrotype of a unidentified member of the 23rd Pennsylvania Infantry known as Birney's Zouaves. Dressed in the dark blue jacket, vest and trousers worn by the unit which was trimmed in red. Not long after being issued these uniforms the men found them to be rather unpractical and slowly moved towards switching them out for standard Federal issue uniforms. The regiment would fight in some of the fiercest engagements of the war. They would fight at Seven Pines, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg and Cold Harbor and several others. At Cold Harbor the men would take a beating losing 75men killed and almost another 120 wounded. This one comes with a patriotic mat and housed in a full thermoplastic case. $600.00


Item #17877 Sixth plate tintype of this unidentified Federal corporal on infantry. Dressed in his infantry frock with corporals insignia worn on the sleeve. The insignia tinted a lovely shade of light blue. His cap is worn with the visor flipped up. A US waist belt is worn with his cap box and a socket bayonet seen. He is armed with a very rare Massachusetts Arms maynard belt revolver. Only about a 1000 of these were made with 200 of those sold to abolitionist John Brown. Great looking image. This one is housed in a full leatherette case. $750.00


Item #33243 Early sixth plate ambrotype of a unidentified infantryman from the Buckeye state. Typical look you often see with these Ohio boys with their quasi civilian/military look. Civilian trousers and blouse and wearing his bummers cap. A well worn cartridge box is slung over his shoulder. He does wear the seldom seen OVM waist belt with a cap box and empty bayonet scabbard. Looks like a small Root revolver tucked into the belt as well as his musket held at his side. Housed in a half leatherette case. $850.00


Item #18945 Super nice ninth plate ruby ambrotype of an unidentified Zouave infantryman. Dressed in what appears to be a newly issued, heavy four button sack coat. A US waist belt is worn around the exterior of the jacket. This one has wonderful clarity. You can clearly see the eagles on the face of the buttons and the texture of the waist belt with great detail. He also sports a red fez with a yellow tassel. A small brass letter "F" is pinned to the front of the cap denoting his company. Housed in a full leatherette case. Sharp looking little image! $500.00 

                    
                      
Item #23443 Set of two tintype images of what appear to be mother, father and son based on the facial features of this young man and the two shown above. The first image is a quarter plate tintype of an aging husband and wife. He stands dressed in a nine button light gray military vest and grey civilian trousers. A single breasted dark wool coat is also worn with a small amount of cuff trim visible. His wife sits dressed in a black dress with white lace collar and a small brooch or cockade pinned to the front. What's really neat is it appears she must have been attending to some household sewing as she has at least 4 sewing needles stuck in the front pleats of her dress which you can clearly see. The second view is a ninth plate tintype showing a steely eyed soldier dressed in a double breasted Confederate jean-cloth frock coat with an external breast pocket. The face of the buttons are not visible but are of the rimmed, convex military type. A civilian vest is worn with a checkered pattern along with a dark button up shirt and paper collar. A thick multi colored cord hangs from his neck which most likely leads to a pocket watch. Unfortunately the subjects are not identified but they came out of Martinsville, Virginia. Neither of these have cases either. Just the brass mats, preservers and cover glass. $450.00

                

Item #61121 Extremely rare sixth plate tintype of a war date US Marine. These are easily more rare than Confederate views. The number of US Marines during the war never exceeded 3800 men. This stern looking Marine is posed in his enlisted undress uniform which consisted of a fitted frock. The sky blue trousers which he wears here were worn only during the winter months with white trousers worn during the summer. He also wears the the white buff cross belts issued to enlisted Marines with the unadorned oval breast plate and white buff waist belt with the unadorned belt plate. His French style kepi rests on the table with the brass infantry horn pinned to the front. In the center of the horn would be the letter "M" although it is gilded over here. It does appear that he is wearing the leather neck stock here also which is very unique to see. Beautiful tinting to this one by the photographer which I think is evidence he was aware of the impotance the of the sitter. This one does have some slight crazing to the surface which in my opion is over shadowed by the importance of this rare view. This one does come housed in a full leatherette case. $1850.00

                  
                     
Item #28909 Quarter plate melainotype of three early war Confederate enlistee's. It would appear to be 3 brothers enlisting for the cause or perhaps one last photo before sending a brother off to war. The trio are shown in this view with hands embraced. It has been suggested that the man standing at center is the same man shown in the second image which is now housed in the LOC. The man seated at left is dressed in grey trousers which sport a black stripe down the trouser seam. He also wears a dark, double breasted coat with two rows of buttons featuring a flower pattern. Certainly not unusual for Confederate troops as I have seen flower buttons used on many occasions. The other two men are dressed in their Sunday best. Apparently this studio must have been quite small as there wasn't even enough room to move the extra chair out of the view of the camera lens. Beautifully clear image. This one comes housed in a half leatherette case. $850.00


Item #46555 Beautiful sixth plate tintype of this unidentified Louisiana officer. Dressed in this splendid dark, double breasted frock. He wears the rank of 2nd lieutenant which can be seen on the collar with the corresponding rank shown on the sleeve. A matching dark cap is worn with the crown slouched forward and a small brass pelican pinned to the top. Super, nice clear image. Housed in a half leatherette case. $2750.00



Item #68744 Wonderful ninth plate tintype of this steely eyed old character. This one came out of Bertrand, Missouri. This old fellow has seen some miles which one can see on his weathered face and aging grey beard. Piercing blue eyes coldly stare into the camera. It would probably be a good bet this fellow took part in the Kansas/Missouri border wars and may have been in fact a guerrilla or Missouri State Guard. Most likely taken during the winter months, he sits dressed in multiple layers with the outer laying being this heavy frock with Goodyear type buttons. Under the overcoat is worn a grey wool-jean military type jacket with a stand-up collar. Clear enough that you can see the cassimere weave of the military jacket worn. Typical wear to the coat which you would expect to see where an accouterment sling would have been worn. He also sports this wonderful 1860's black slouch hat with a small tassel drooped over the brim. This old fellow does not look like somebody who's bad side you would like to be on. Housed in a  half leatherette case. $275.00 


Item #84432 Sixth plate tintype of a young Federal soldier posed a top Lookout Mountain. He is posed here on the summit in the famous location where the majority of views were taken by photographer Robert Linn. This view is a little different than others as you don't really see the cliff directly in front of him in it's entirety. This young soldier doesn't appear to be more than 15 years old and looks to be a bit apprehensive about approaching the cliff. Posed with his hand in his pocket and staring down into the valley below. Housed in a full leatherette case. $700.00

                         
Item #25432 Double cased sixth plate tintypes. Both photos are of the same soldier taken during the same sitting. They are not identical images. You can see that he has his hand slid up slightly farther on the stock and closer to the barrel band in the second image. Looks to be a mid-western yank dressed in a state issue uniform. Illinois I would suspect. Outfitted with full accouterments and holding his musket across his chest. Housed in a double sided thermoplastic case. $550.00


      
Item #94699 Quarter plate tintype of a couple yanks mounted on horse back on a sunny day. Photographed on a flat and mostly barren plain with a few sparse groups of trees. A small pile of logs lay in the back ground. Both men sit on black horses. The soldier to the left sits dressed in a Federal frock and kersey blue, military issue trousers. He wears a wide brimmed hat which he has pulled down low on his brow as looks at the cameraman. His partner stares off into the distance dressed in a sack coat and bowler cap. A small amount of crazing down in the lower right of the image but nothing severe. Housed in a full leatherette case. $1100.00


Item #54987 Sharp looking sixth plate ambrotype of an early state volunteer. Not sure where this fellow is from. New Hampshire perhaps by the looks of the jacket. Dressed in a dark blue, 8 button service jacket with cloth shoulders tabs and belt loops. He wears corporal stripes on the sleeve but you can clearly see they used to be sergeant stripes and the top chevron on each sleeve has been removed. Perhaps busted down in rank. The buttons along the front of the jacket are Federal eagle buttons. A nice and clear M1851 eagle waist belt is worn along with his sash. You can just see the scabbard for the sword that he holds jutting up from his hip. A very beat up cap is worn with infantry insignia and his company letter "F" pinned to the front. Sharp looking image. This one comes housed in a full patriotic thermoplastic case. $600.00

                    
           
Item #89342 This is a really interesting quarter plate tintype of two men who appear to be brothers. The two are seated side by side in wooden chairs. One dressed in his lieutenants uniform and the other dressed in a very fine suit. Now what's interesting is the man dressed in the suit holds an open hand in his lap with a massive gold nugget resting in his palm! He looks to have hit the mother load and traded in his miner dud's for a fine silk suit. Held onto that miner hat though. The back drop which is mostly obscured by the two men is a courtyard scene. I do have another view with this same back drop which has been attributed to Ohio of all places. Wonderful and usual view. This one comes housed in a full leatherette case. $500.00


Item #25143 Quarter plate tintype of a young drummer boy. Studio pose with a make shift curtain drawn up for a back drop. Standing pose dressed in a sack coat and wearing his cap with the rain cover on. Proudly posed next to his drum which rests on a chair at his side. His drum sticks are held in the opposite hand. I can only image from this pose that he was very proud of his position as drummer and that wonderful drum which I am sure held in the highest regard. This one has a tax stamp on both the back side of the image and inside of the case dated September 9, 1864 with the photographers initials. You should be able to find out where this was taken if you have a listing of the photographers in business at that time. There is also a large lock of hair behind the image. This one does look a bit better in hand than my scan shows. Housed in a half leatherette case. $1350.00

                   
                     
Item #44687 Wonderful sixth plate ambrotype identified as Ransom D. Mattoon of the 1st New Jersey Light Artillery. Mattoon would muster with Battery B. of Clark's Battery, 1st New Jersey Light Artillery in September, 1861. He would re-enlist in January, 1864 and be reduced to the rank of private not long after at his own request. Ransom would serve nearly the entire war before mustering out in Trenton, New Jersey in mid June, 1865. He is shown here dressed in a blue Chasseur pattern jacket which were issued to several of New Jersey's elite military units. This one is twice identified in period ink. Once inside the case and again on a small slip of paper cut from an old envelope. The 1st New Jersey Light Artillery would serve with the Army of the Potomac throughout their entire enlistment and in doing so would see no shortage of action. Battery B would in fact be engaged in no less that 18 of the wars greatest battles. From Yorktown to Sailor's Creek and every where in between. At Gettysburg they would fire some 1200 rounds at the Peach Orchard and loss 5 men killed and 21 wounded along with the loss of 47 horses killed during the fight. Mattoon is recorded as "present" for all of it. This one does come with his service records as well as a copy of the book "Clark's Battery B History of the 1st N.J. Arty" in which a photograph of Mattoon is published. Rock solid id and superb history! This one comes housed in a half leatherette case. $850.00  
          

Item #79856 Ninth plate ambrotype of a Federal cavalryman. Nice up close view of this horse soldier dressed in his cavalry shell jacket. He wears a patriotic silk sash over the shoulder which has been tinted in wonderful shades of red, white and blue. The former owner had the sash that he is wearing in this view as well but it was in such a deteriorated state that they threw it away!! At least the image has survived. This one comes in a full thermoplastic case with patriotic matting. $395.00


                                       
                             
Item #89265 Extremely rare ninth plate ambrotype of indentured servant David Plowden. David was not a slave but worked as a "bound boy". Contractually bound to voluntary servitude in exchange for housing, education, training, ect. He would have been bound to fulfill the conditions of the contract until it's expiration which is where the term "bound boy" originated. An old note behind the image reads, "This is "Dave Plowden" the colored boy who was a "Bound Boy" in the household when father (A.W. MacCoy) was young. The 1860 Census lists Abram S. MacCoy as residing in Springfield Township, Clark County, Ohio along with his wife and 4 children. One of which was 13 year old Alex W. MacCoy. The census also lists two other residents living in the MacCoy household. A female servant by the name of Lydia and one Mr. David Plowden working as an 18 year old farm hand. Twenty years later the 1880 Census lists Plowden as a laborer boarding at a private residence still living in Springfield. While MacCoy listed the place of birth of all members living in his household as being born in Pennsylvania in 1860, Plowden lists his place of birth and that of his father in 1880 as Kentucky. There is a very good possibility that Plowden's father was in fact a slave as Kentucky was a slave state prior to the Civil War. This view dates to around 1860 or just prior. David appears to be doing quite well for himself in this view dressed in a very well-made wool sack coat, plaid vest, dress shirt and silk bow tie. This one does come with copies of both the 1860 and 1880 census. Housed in a full leatherette case with a separated spine. Extremely rare view! $1500.00


Item #34912 Sixth plate tintype of a Yank ready to march. Camp studio pose taken in a canvas photographers tent. Seated pose dressed in his frock with his musket held at his side. Nice crystal clear US waist belt. You can see the white canvas strap running across his chest for the haversack at his hip. He knapsack is trapped to his back with the bedroll synched down tight on top. He's wearing the knapsack strapped down over his brass shoulder scales which I can't image was very comfortable. Especially once he got under way marching to his destination with that heavy knapsack pressing down on those things. This one is a bit dark as you can see. It comes housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine and a patriotic mat. $595.00



Item #57511 Sixth plate tintype of a tough as nails looking yank! This guy looks like he is ready for a fight. Dressed in a Federal frock he stands with his musket at "the shoulder". A US waist belt is worn with a well used cap box and bayonet scabbard which holds his bayonet. His cartridge box is worn off the shoulder with linen sling. Possibly a field alteration after the original sling broke although I have seen a couple of Illinois troops with similar slings. He wears a dark kepi that's pretty well flattened. This guy was definitely a veteran of some hard marching and hard fighting. Housed in a full leatherette case. $650.00               


         
                       

Item #78700 Grouping attributed to Henry Clay Jones of the 2nd Vermont Infantry, Co. D. Henry would serve with the regiment beginning in June, 1861 and serve until his discharge in June of 1864. He would be wounded once while engaged at the Wilderness. The grouping consists of a post war photograph of Henry dressed in his GAR uniform accompanied by two very nice GAR badges. The family CDV album in pristine condition holding 30 views including one of Henry in civilian dress. Many of them identified. His original appointment to 3rd sergeant dated August, 1862 and signed by the regiment's major who would later be killed at the Wilderness. Also included in his certificate from the state of Vermont acknowledging his service. His original acceptence letter from the Bureau of Pensions granting his pension still in the original envelope. Henry's personal portfolio of Military and Civil War History which records his service in detail. A family history book which records the family history from 1750 through 1898 and an envelope full of misc documents relating to Henry's estate. Very nice grouping of a Vermont veteran. $450.00 

                                  
                             
Item #12912 Quarter plate tintype of two late war yanks that came out of New Market, Maryland many years ago. Very casual pose of these two men. One of the men stands with his frock unbuttoned and resting his hand on the other's shoulder. The other is seated sporting camp shoes and service stripes located on the coat sleeves. Mint view which this scan does not do justice. Housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine. $500.00


Item #57612 Beautiful sixth plate ruby ambrotype of a Federal cavalryman. Standing pose with his sword displayed at his front with the scabbard hanging at his side. A very casual pose and dress. He also wears an Hardee hat with an ostrich plume pinned to the side and cavalry insignia on the front. Company letter "K" is at the top and the numeral "2" at the bottom. Beautiful image. Minor mat rubs but otherwise a real beauty. Housed in a full leatherette case. $550.00


Item #61217 Sixth plate ambrotype by famed Richmond photographer Charles Rees. Done in the relievo style for which he is most noted for. Dressed in a grey uniform sporting black epaulettes and a collar trimmed in black cloth tape. This rebel is not identified but this is the uniform worn by the Richmond Grey's. They would see action in a number of battles fighting with the Army of Northern Virginia. More than half of them men from this regiment that went into the fight at Gettysburg didn't return. This one is not signed by Rees unfortunately but still a wonderful example of his work. This one does come housed in a full thermoplastic case. $2500.00



Item #89871 Neat sixth plate tintype of a Federal sergeant photographed with his young child sitting in his lap. The numerals on his cap look to be "44". Dressed in his frock with large infantry chevrons on his sleeve. His cartridge box is worn over one shoulder and a canteen over the other. His daughter of probably not more than a year old sits in his lap wearing a small polka dot dress and her riding cap. In her hand is held a small riding crop. A little on the dark side but a pretty neat image. It comes housed in a full patriotic leatherette case with a split spine. $700.00


Item #87121 Rare ninth plate ambrotype of an unidentified member of the 1st or 2nd New Hampshire. These guys are pretty much misidentified in every single publication I am aware of as being Confederate. He is dressed in the New Hampshire grey greatcoat and cape. The uniform underneath would have also been grey and trimmed in red. The only part of that uniform that is visible here is the grey cap which has a lower band of red that ran around the base of the cap. Company letter "F" is pinned to the front. He stands armed with his musket and brandishing an Allen & Wheelock 32 cal. pocket revolver from under the flap of his cape. Images from this unit are actually very hard to find. These guys fought from the First Battle of Bull Run all the way to Richmond. At Gettysburg they were nearly annihilated. Very hard to find image. Housed in a half case. $850.00

                                

Item #51216 Neat quarter plate tintype of what is probably a Western Theater yank. Wonderful tinting to this one. Looking every bit the part of a western yank dressed in this mixed attire. Wearing blue trousers with a red polka-dot shirt with a large slash pocket. Looks like he has maybe a diary and a bible tucked in there. Wonderful beehive slouch hat with this huge brim on it. He stands on the bare ground gripping a pistol which is tucked into his belt. Military themed back drop behind him with rows of Sibly tents and soldiers milling about. Neat looking image. This one does come housed in a full thermoplastic case as well. $650.00



Item #89881 Sixth plate tintype of two cavalryman dressed in stable frocks. Very rare example of this coat. These were constructed out of white canvas to be worn while grooming horses. The canvas allowed for the horse hair to be much more easily removed as compared to the wool uniforms. Some units such as the 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry actually wore the coats as fatigue uniforms while in camp. During the spring of 1864 members of the 2nd Maine were issued an order that "enlisted men on stable duty will wear their stable frocks". Both men look as though their forearms are bandaged. Those are probably false sleeves being worn for protection but why they are wearing them I have no idea unless it is to keep the white sleeves of the coat from becoming soiled. One of the men has his pant legs pulled up over the top of his boots. The other has done the same with one pant leg falling down. I would presume this was done to keep the bottom of the trousers out of the horse s**t and mud as the boots of both men are filthy dirty. This is shown in the publication "US Army in the West" published in 1995. Rare view of these two men who were probably returning from stable duty. Housed in a full leatherette case. $800.00

                                      


 

 




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