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The Civil War
 Confederate Cased Images


11040 - TRIPLE ARMED VIRGINIA INFANTRYMAN, WEARS LAUREL BRIGADE HEART BADGE, 1/6th plate ambrotype in full case. Full standing Virginia Confederate holding his musket and fixed bayonet at his side, a holstered pistol on his belt as well as a huge sheathed BOWIE knife. He wears an unusual "heart" shaped badge on his striped battle shirt which is identical to badges worn by the "Laurel Brigade". Soldiers wore metal 'heart-shaped' metal badges and patches in the shape of a heart with embroidered laurel leaves. Recruited from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia (with many troops volunteering from nearby Maryland), this Confederate cavalry unit fought under General Stonewall Jackson early in the War of Northern Aggression. Led by one of the grandest "cavalier" of them all -- General Turner Ashby -- until his death in early 1862, the unit eventually formed part of General J. E. B Stuart's cavalry corps, moving back and forth between the tidewater and Valley as military necessity dictated. A scarce triple-armed Rebel......................................................$3,975.00

11041 - A REBEL DOUBLE ARMED WEARING A KNAPSACK, 1/6th plate ambrotype in a full leather case. This Rebel stands posing in regulation uniform with kepi showing the leather straps of a knapsack on his back. In his belt is a Whitney revolver and to his left he holds a Model 1841 Mississippi 54. Caliber musket. He also has a leather cap box on his belt. The image is crystal clear. The image is free from any marks or damage. His buttons are tinted gold and his belt buckle silver, which is unusual. He stands posing in front of a canvas backdrop typical of a traveling camp photographer. An excellent value at...................................$2,500.00

11042 - SUPERB DOUBLE ARMED WESTERN CONFEDERATE, 1/6th plate ambrotype in a full thermo plastic case. This Rebel appears to have Native-American blood. He wears a slouch hat and a battle short with dark stripes at the edges of the pockets. Across his chest is a tinted eagle plate on his cartridge box belt and he has a small oval US buckle that has been recycled from the Mexican War. He holds a model 1842 musket and has a large revolver in his belt. His dress is indicative of a Trans-Mississippi Rebel from Texas, Arkansas, or Missouri. Crystal clear with great details. Exceptional.............................$4,950.00

11043 - TWO BROTHERS READY FOR WAR FROM TENNESSEE, Quarter plate ruby ambrotype in a full leather case. Two Brothers obviously posing for the photographer after receiving their muskets and bayonets after entering Confederate service. One wears a "Mexican War" style "wheelhouse hat" and has a tarred haversack hanging from a strap around his neck. For a belt he utilizes a piece of rope. His brother wears a kepi and a homespun long coat of jean material with small metal ball buttons. His two straps probably support a canteen and haversack like his brother. This image originated from the Tennessee-Georgia area [NW Georgia]. This fine image is published on page 104 of "Still More Confederate Faces" [1992], formerly in the Bill Erquitt Collection. There are many images of early war Tennessee soldiers wearing this Mexican War throwback hat. Absolutely superb........................$4,950.00

11044 - A DOUBLE ARMED NORTH CAROLINA REBEL SPORTING A VERY RARE ADAPTATION OF A RARE CONFEDERATE BUCKLE, 1/6th plate tintype in a full leather case with a homemade silk pillow. A tough looking Rebel wearing a typical coarse woolen tabbed shell jacket with blue tinted trousers. He wears a slouch hat and has a bayonet scabbard, cap box, and cartridge box on his belt. In his belt is a antler handled bowie knife and holds a model 1841 Mississippi rifle with strap. What is rare and never seen in a Confederate image by several photography authorities is the inverted US buckle surrounded by 13 Hand painted stars replicating one of the RAREST Confederate buckles shown in Mullinax. The image is sharp and clear with the photographer's backdrop being dark or it would jump out at you.................................$3,950.00

11045 - A NORTH CAROLINA REBEL WITH HIS IVORY HANDLED REVOLVER, 1/6th plate ambrotype in a gutta-percha case. A wonderful tinted ambrotype of a North Carolina soldier sporting a rare ivory handled pistol in his belt with a book opened in his left hand. The book's cover is not shown but it is most likely his Bible and quite possibly it is opened to a special passage important to him. He has a leather or fabric watch chain around his neck supporting his pocket watch which is tucked in a pocket. His standard single breasted coat is not adorned with any insignia. The condition is superb with life-like flesh tones added by the artist. His rectangular plate and buttons are tinted gold. When first sold the state of origin was not known but a sharp observer recognized the unusual spindle to the prop chair which that same chair was used in several North Carolina images in Greg Mast's book, Volume I, State Troops and Volunteers, A Photographic Record of North Carolina's Civil War Soldiers. That chair prop was used by a Raleigh photographer [more details included]. A beautiful image............................................................$3,950.00

11046 - 4TH ALABAMA INFANTRY, A SUPERB QUARTER PLATE, 1/4 plate ambrotype in a full leather case. A full standing infantryman Corporal standing with his musket and bayonet and he spots cartridge box and bayonet leather sheath on his belt. His rectangular buckle and buttons are tinted gold. The triangular striping on his cuffs is indicative of published image of the 4th Alabama Infantry. The 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment was organized at Dalton, Georgia, on 2 May 1861. It fought passionately in battles including the First Manassas, Seven Pines, Cold Harbor, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Gettysburg, and Chickamauga. Colonel Egbert I. Jones commanded this regiment until he was killed in the First Manassas. He was replaced by Evander McIvor Law, and this was the basis for the Alabama Brigade. Sharp details, great clarity......................................................$5,950.00

11047 - AN EARLY WAR TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS SPORTING HIS SHOTGUN WITH IMPROVISED BAYONET, BEDROLL, AND HANGING TIN DRINKING CUP, 1/6th plate tintype in a full leather case. This early war southern volunteer has had to make due upon his enlistment. The most significant military feature of this flawless image is the fabricated bayonet designed to fit in one of the barrels of his shotgun. This type of field expediency is well documented among early war southern volunteers. He is outfitted for the field, so to speak, with a large blanket roll and a hanging tin cup. His cap, covered with oilcloth, is identical to the "wheelhouse" 1839 caps associated with the Mexican War and worn by numerous Tennessee troops in many published photographs. His white "duster" coat stands out against the darker background. As mentioned before this image is flawless..........................................$4,250.00

11048 - A TEENAGER OFF TO WAR FOR THE CONFEDERACY, 1/6th plate ambrotype in a full leather case. This young soldier looks no more than 15 - 16 years of age. He wears a battle shirt and kepi and poses with a .69 caliber musket that has been converted to percussion. The musket has a drum bolster type of conversion. The image is sharp and clear with just ome rubbing away from the solider at the mat edge. This young soldier appears to be very apprehensive as he has already seen battle or is about to be engaged. These young Rebel images of baby faced boys are rare.....................................................$3,250.00


11049 - A SUPERB ARMED REBEL
, 1/6th plate ambrotype in a full leather case. This bearded Rebel poses with his musket across his chest. He wears a regulation uniform and kepi. Hanging from a leather strap across his chest is his cartridge box. He wears a "Georgia" frame buckle and his cheeks are lightly tinted. His seated pose is in front of a photographer's painted backdrop. This flawless image is truly superb.................................................
$4,950.00


11050 - WESTERN REBEL POSES WITH A GIANT ARKANSAS TOOTHPICK BOWIE KNIFE AND HOLSTERED REVOLVER
, Commonly known as a 1/8th plate in brass mat and glass. This superb Rebel poses with an unsheathed upright large bowie knife known as a "Arkansas Toothpick" with a wooden handle. He wears a slouch hat and a V style battle shirt ornamented with buttons. On his right side one can see the handle of a holstered revolver with a lanyard around his neck. The tintype has a southern style paper mat with embossed stars surrounding the image. Typical of a Trans-Mississippi cavalryman from Texas or Arkansas. Sharp and clear..............................................
$4,250.00

11051 - CONFEDERATE NAVAL OFFICER AND HIS WIFE, 1/6th plate tintype in full leather case. An unidentified Confederate naval officer poses with his arm around his wife. The bearded subject is a Confederate Naval officer wearing a (rare) later double breasted gray frock coat that should have (according to 1862 dress regulations) two rows of nine buttons. Traditional navy blue remained common in Confederate service according to wartime newspaper accounts. Regardless of the promulgation of formal regulations it is difficult to gauge how strictly they were ever adhered to given the rarity of surviving Confederate Naval uniforms and photographs depicting the same. Contemporary accounts of captured Confederate naval officers further imply a rather "ad hoc" or improvised approach to the "home-made" uniform suggesting a range of latitude in regard to color, buttons and trim. Rank insignia is noted as "universal" with specific "devices pertaining to each particular rank." The double cuff strips shown in the photograph are indicative of at least three different ranks/branch of service possibilities according to the Confederate 1862 Naval Regulations: A Surgeon with over 12 years service wore two stripes on a blue cloth base with three cuff size buttons; a Paymaster with over 12 years service wore two stripes on a dark green cloth base with three cuff buttons, or a Chief Engineer who wore two stripes on a dark blue cloth base with three cuff buttons. Without being able to see the shoulder strap insignia it is impossible to say which of the three it might be. I'm inclined toward the Chief Engineer rank as per regulations the shoulder straps appear to have a dark colored cloth interior although it is nearly impossible to say with certainty. A rare image, indeed. The image is clear with some trivial blemishes. Confederate naval images are rare in any form especially cased images and are seldom offered........................................................$2,200.00


1004 - 12TH SOUTH CAROLINA INFANTRY, PVT. J.P. ROBERTSON, COMPANY I, 1/6th ambrotype. Black thermo plastic case. 3/4 standing pose holding his musket in his right hand, unusual rectangular silver plated buckle and a leather cap box on his belt. A possible pistol or sword at his left side hanging from a sword belt across his chest. In answer to the call of President of the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis, on or around the 1 July 1861, companies of volunteers from all over the Secessionist States began to bring themselves forward. The volunteers from South Carolina rendezvoused at Columbia, South Carolina, and were sent to a camp of instruction. This camp was located around five miles from Columbia, at Lightwoodknot Springs; there the men were allowed to elect their field officers. The first regiment to be formed was numbered as the 12th South Carolina Volunteers. The regiments' officers were, at its beginning: Commanding Officer: Colonel R. G. Mills Dunovant, Second in Command: Lieutenant Colonel Dixon Barnes, Chief of Staff: Major Cadwallader Jones. The 12th fought at Gaines Mill, Frayser's Farm, Second Manassas, Ox Hill, Sharpsburg, Shepherdstown, Castleman's Ferry, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Falling Waters, Bristoe, Campaign, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Ana, and Cold Harbor. Just the slightest solarization at edge of mat. Quite sharp, direct from the family...new on the market...........................................SOLD

3201 - ARMED REBEL ARTILLERYMAN, 1/6 plate ambrotype in full case. A waist up view of a young artilleryman with the cuffs of his sleeves still retaining some rust [red color originally]. He has a holstered revolver on his belt. There appears to be an oval "Breckenridge style" buckle that is partially obscured by gold gilt but the "S" is prominent. The image has moderate solarization at the edge but the soldier is clear. Usual blems and small abrasions associated with an ambrotype. An excellent value for the price..................................................$1,250.00

7159 - A TRIPLE ARMED CONFEDERATE, 1/6th plate ambrotype in a full case. A bust pose of a young Confederate most probably artillery by the dark color of his collar with two large Colt Revolvers tucked into his belt. To the left of one revolver is a Sheffield Bowie knife also tucked into his belt. Extremely sharp and clear with no blemishes. Quite moderately priced for a triple armed Rebel.....................................................$2,650.00


1134 - YOUNG REB WITH BONE BUTTON COAT, 1/6th plate ambrotype in a half case. Bust pose of a young Confederate wearing a coarse coat with bone buttons, an insignia or button is tinted gold on his collar and there is a partial star showing at his neck. The coat is sewn very crudely. There are surface blems to the plate which for the most part are away from the subject. His lips and cheeks are lightly tinted.............................................$350.00

1136 - CONFEDERATE CAVALRY OFFICER IN OIL, 10" X 14", period ornate frame, albumen photograph that has been highlighted by oil, actual size of image is 5" X 7" within an oval. A Cavalry officer posed holding his yellow plumed hat in his lap. On the verso of the photo in pencil is written...J.R...E Butler. In checking Confederate records, the only two Confederate officers in any cavalry corps were E.V. Butler of Border's Texas Cavalry Regiment and Edward Butler of the 45th Arkansas Mounted Infantry. The handwriting could be a E.V. Butler but there is no absolute way to prove it. Thus it is priced at............................................................$975.00



7601 - REBEL WITH POSED BOWIE KNIFE ACROSS HIS CHEST
, 1/9th plate tintype in full case. A Confederate in regulation coat, wears a two piece buckle that has been tinted gold along with his buttons. He holds a bowie knife across his chest. A nice image at....................................................
$1,495.00

120905 - ARMED REBEL SIXTH PLATE, 1/6th plate tintype in full case. A young Rebel seated posing with a Colt Navy 36 caliber revolver across his chest. His gray uniform is clearly seen with tinted buttons under a darker frock coat. He sits in a Victorian chair posing for the photographer. Just purchased from a Texas book dealer, but no definitive place of origin. Possibly the chair may be linked to other Texas photos.....................................$1,625.00


73003 - YOUNG REBEL WITH FANTASTIC DETAILED POWDER FLASK, 1/6th plate ambrotype in a full leather case. This young Confederate poses seated wearing a lightly tinted light jacket, large revolver in his belt and a brass powder horn on his belt that is so detailed you can see the cannon scene. Good details............$2,200.00


73006 - ALABAMA OFFICER WITH WHITNEY AND SABER
, 1/6th plate ambrotype in full case. Uniform consistent with known images of AVM. A fine looking officer holding a Whitney revolver and a cavalry saber vertically. The image is much nicer than the photograph. Alabama Confederates are quite scarce and in demand..............................
$3,575.00


 
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