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The Civil War
 Confederate Cased Images


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





21316 - YOUNG REBEL FROM VIRGINIA
, 1/9 plate ambrotype in full case. A seated pose a young Virginia soldier that appears to be from an early militia unit, double row of buttons on a blue coat flared out with gray striped pants. Great details and very moderately priced...........................................................
SOLD

7030 - 1ST VIRGINIA CAVALRY, 1/9th plate ambrotype [lavender glass], thermo plastic brown case with wheat, corn, and anvil. An unidentified enlisted man with three rows of buttons [which are Virginia buttons when the plate removed from the case and examined on the back of the plate]. Crossed sabers with a "1" above on kepi. Old tag signed by "Bill Turner" identifying the regiment with note purchased in 1998 from Dave Mark for $1000 - other owners along the line are listed on the note. The buttons and emblems are lightly tinted gold. Trifle rubs at mat edge. Really nice..................................................SOLD

7031 - CONFEDERATE CAVALRYMAN ARMED, 1/6th plate ambrotype in a full leather case. A Confederate cavalryman seated in an unusual jacket with flat buttons and grasping a cavalry saber and he has a buff colored sword belt across his chest. Upon close observation the "S" of a buckle can be easily seen as the buckle is not blemished by tint. The "S" is quite large and resembles a Confederate Breckenridge style plate rather than a re-used US buckle. The image was published in "More Confederate Faces" and has light tinting to the cheeks of the soldier. Very trifle rubs. Quite nice...................................................SOLD



7032 - TWO MISSISSIPPI RIFLEMEN ARMED
, 1/6th plate ambrotype in a full thermo plastic case with flower motif. Two riflemen both standing with Mississippi Rifles with attached saber bayonets. Both wear riflemen buckles. The shorter soldier on the right wears jean trousers. Origin of image is Mississippi. The image is crisp ad sharp with great contrast...........................................................
SOLD


4260 - A CONFEDERATE CAVALRYMAN HOLDING A GUIDON POLE OR PIKE POLE IN POSE, 1/6th plate tintype in a full case. A standing pose of a Confederate cavalryman standing wearing a battle shirt with bone buttons, light colored sash, probably yellow, and wide brimmed cavalry style hat. In his left hand, he poses with a long pole to hold guidon or pike [not seen on the plate due to the length of the pole after mat removal]. I suspect it is a guidon rather than a pike. Regardless it is a rare Confederate format of a western looking cavalryman. I have not seen another of this format. Some trifle waviness to the tin but the emulsion is just fine. Plate had been trimmed at the edges but fits in the oval mat fine, excellent contrast. Just walked into the Wheaton show, fresh....................................................$950.00

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


1236 -  A DOUBLE ARMED CONFEDERATE BRANDISHING A HUGE BOWIE KNIFE
, 1/6th plate ambrotype in full case. This Rebel wears a dark wool gray uniform jacket and poses with a huge D Guard Bowie knife upright and a revolver in his right hand. The D Guard on the knife is clear to the eye. No blemishes, a nice clear image........................................
SOLD



61005 - REB POSES WITH HIS BOWIE KNIFE
, 1/9th plate ambrotype in full case. Reb wears his kepi poses with his bowie knife across his chest. The bowie is a spear point bowie. Light solarization at the edges, but image is very clear and sharp......................
$1,350.00     NOW $895.00


12072 - SUPERB IMAGE OF A MEMBER OF HILLIARD'S LEGION, ALABAMA CAVALRY, 5TH BATTALION, 1/6th plate ambrotype in a full case. A seated pose of a bearded cavalryman holding a short barrel revolver. His distinctive uniform is exactly like uniforms in identified photos of other members of Hilliard's Legion that will accompany this image from several sources. Henry Hilliard was sent as the Commissioner of the Confederate States to treat with Tennessee and persuade them to secede. On 24 April 1862, Hilliard was commissioned a colonel and authorized to recruit a "legion" of about 3,000 men for Confederate service. The command was divided into a cavalry battalion, three infantry battalions, and one artillery battalion (which served mostly as infantry). Hilliard's principal service was in East Tennessee during the latter part of 1862. At Chickamauga (19-20 September 1863), the Legion was held in reserve the first day. On the second day, they followed the advancing army until about 3:30 when Gen'l Gracie ordered them to move forward, "double-quick!" against a Union log fortification. In earning an excellent reputation in that battle, the Legion lost something like 45% of the 902 men engaged. The 1st Battalion carried 239 into combat and lost 169 killed or wounded, including Lt. Col. Holt whose wound was mortal. [Command of the 1st Battalion fell to Capt. George W. Huguley (Co. "C").] The 3rd Battalion lost 50 k and w out of 219. Lt. Col. Hall and Capt. Walden, successively in command of the 2nd Battalion, was both wounded. Hilliard's Legion is claimed to have been the first among Gracie's Brigade to place its colors in the Union works, but the flag was shot through by 83 bullets, and the ensign, Robert Y. Hiett, was promoted to Lieutenant for his gallantry. The 3rd Battalion was complimented on the field by Gen'l William Preston. After Chickamauga, Major Daniel S. Troy commanded the Legion. It continued in Gracie's Brigade at Missionary Ridge, guarding the approaches to Chattanooga, until it was dissolved on 25 November 1863. Image is sharp and clear with excellent contrast. A rare Alabama armed image.......................................................SOLD



8061 - CONFEDERATE ARTILLERYMAN
, 1/6th plate tintype in a half case. A seated pose of a Confederate artilleryman wearing a open jacket with vest underneath. His dark collar indicates an artilleryman. A nice clean image with no defects and a good representative Confederate image at a very moderate price...............................................................
$395.00

71127 - A YOUNG CONFEDERATE COLONEL FROM LOUISIANA, 1/9th plate ambrotype in full leather case. A bust pose of a very young Confederate Colonel. His rank defined by three gold stars within a heavy bullion wreath on his collar. His staff buttons show a Louisiana pelican [defined particularly well on button #3]. Quite clear with some light rouge tinting on his face. This is probably the youngest Colonel we have ever seen for sale..............................................SOLD


1133 - GEORGIA OFFICER STANDING ARMED, 1/6th plate ambrotype in full case. An outstanding pose of a officer of the 17th Georgia Infantry, full standing pose holding his sword outwards which appears to be an eagle head earlier 19th century issue. His two piece buckle is partly hidden by tint but the left column of the Georgia State seal is clear as well as the heavy rope border. The uniform is consistent with those worn by the 17th Georgia and the backdrop matches one shown on page 141 [Portraits of Conflict] showing a NCO of the 17th GA. Standing in front of that backdrop wearing the same style uniform. The 17th GA had an outstanding record in both theaters of battle including Gettysburg and Chickamauga. A superb image....................SOLD

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

1123 - IDENTIFIED FLORIDA INFANTRYMAN, 1/9th plate ambrotype in full case with good ID in case, "T.P.O. Hunt, 9th Rgt. Floriday". Hunt enlisted at Ocala, Florida in September of 1863 and was captured and sent to Libby Prison until April 10th, 1865. This image of Hunt is in civilian clothes before enlisting. Any Florida image is rare, some solarization but the image is clear and distinct. Quite reasonable at..........................................................$395.00



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

7602 - AN ALABAMA CAVALRYMAN DOUBLE ARMED, 1/6 ambrotype in half case. A most interesting image to analyze. First, he is double armed with a large Colt Army and he holds what appears to be a Confederate made cavalry saber at his side but due to the gold tint the actual maker is difficult to pinpoint. His large oval buckle has been tentatively identified as an Alabama seal buckle [has been tinted gold but traces of the map design is present] by two leading buckle authorities. The image has a somewhat dark cast with some blemishes but at this price, it is an absolute bargain for if perfect it would bring $6000!..................SOLD


11209 - GEORGIA CONFEDERATE TRIPLE ARMED, 1/6th plate tintype in a nice stag design thermo plastic case. A young soldier standing holding his model 1842 musket, small pistol holstered on his belt as well as a large wooden-handle bowie knife in a brass tipped sheath. Image has some edge solarization that is not really obtrusive with the image in hand. Came out of an unknown Georgia estate about 15 years ago, so no specific ID is possible. The uniform matches up with a Georgia uniform shown in Portraits in Conflict - Georgia. Thus we are listing price wise as just a triple-armed Reb................................$2,500.00

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

81701 - YOUNG WESTERN REBEL DOUBLE ARMED, 1/6th plate melianotype in full leather case. This young Rebel grasps his model 1842 musket and has a large revolver tucked into his belt. His kepi ornament resembles a bird which could be possibly a Louisiana pelican, but not definitive. He wears a US buckle Model 1839 which was not a Union issue so it obviously a reused buckle from the Mexican War period. His countenance is definitely Confederate with the homespun uniform. The image has some minor blems, but is a nice Reb at a reasonable price...............................................$1,995.00


73001 - YOUNG ARMED NORTH CAROLINA OFFICER, 1/6th plate tintype in full leather case. A standing pose of a young officer holding up a militia style sword with a knights head pommel. His two piece buckle is lightly tinted as is the hilt of the sword. A possible artillery officer. Just a beautiful image. Came out of a North Carolina estate...........................$3,595.00

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


73005 - TRIPLE ARMED VIRGINIA INFANTRYMAN
, 1/6th plate ambrotype in full case. Full standing Virginia infantryman 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. A scarce triple-armed Rebel..........................
$3,975.00


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

61011 - ARMED REBEL AMBROTYPE, 1/6th plate ambrotype in a full thermo plastic case of an armed rebel standing at attention with his musket and bayonet. The background is dark and hangs from the ceiling which suggests a traveling photographer who set up shop in a building. The image is identified as "Henry Pratt." Confederate records show four Henry Pratt's that could be this soldier who is an infantryman; one for Texas, Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. The image of the soldier is crisp and has excellent contrast against the unusual darker background. A nice image of this infantry man in full regulation uniform........................$3,500.00     NOW $3,100.00


22003 - YOUNG CONFEDERATE FROM MEMPHIS, 1/9th plate ambrotype in full leather case. A nice bust pose of a young Confederate seated in a regulation uniform with his arm on a table. Inside the case is a pencil ID that is hard to decipher. The image was recently found in  an old house in Memphis during remodeling, good contrast, with a little work possibly an ID can be found. A nice example of a Confederate ambrotype at a reasonable price, trivial blems......................................................SOLD

1234 - A RARE MISSOURI CONFEDERATE, 1/6th plate ambrotype in a full thermoplastic case. A seated 2nd Lt. seated with a frock coat holding a Model 1841 Mississippi Rifle with sling. On the inside of the case is inscribed "One of the Rebels started with General Price June 9th, 1861, 2nd Lt. Company A." The bold inscription is period to the image and "right as rain." Any Confederate image that can be attributed to Missouri is extremely rare! Price threw in his lot with the Southerners, and was assigned by pro-Confederate Governor Claiborne Fox Jackson to command the newly reformed Missouri State Guard in May 1861, leading his young recruits (who affectionately nicknamed him "Old Pap") in a campaign to secure Missouri for the Confederacy. One of the major engagements in this endeavor was fought at Lexington, where Price defeated Colonel James A. Mullligan's Union force in the "battle of the hemp bales" and secured the city for the South -- albeit only temporarily, as it turned out. An even greater victory was won by Price at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, which resulted in Lyon's death and temporary Confederate ascendancy in southwestern Missouri. The date in this case puts this young officer in the Missouri State Guard in the early days of the War in Southeast Missouri under Sterling Price........................................................SOLD

12070 - PVT. EDMOND J. RUTLAND, Company I, 29th Mississippi Infantry, "DeSoto Brothers." 1/6th plate tintype in a thermo plastic case. Large bust pose of Rutland holding his musket vertically. The emblem "B" is on his kepi denoting his company "DeSoto Brothers." Rutland was captured at Lookout Mountain, TN. November 24th, 1863 and died at Rock Island, IL. As a POW on November 8th, 1864 or pneumonia. Old note "Mr. Rutland died in Yankee prison camp," id in back of case. The image is sharp and well focused, trifle blem in field, otherwise quite nice...............................................SOLD

Company I, DeSoto Brothers, was raised in the Spring of 1862 primarily of men from the northern part of DeSoto County from around Hernando, Pleasant Hill, Olive Branch, etc., though some men from the southern part of the county also served in the company. Edmond J. Private, 1 Mar. 1862, c. 24 Nov. 1863, captured 24 November 1863 at Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, TN. Died 8 Nov. 1864 of pneumonia at Rock Island, IL The regiment took part in the battle of Lookout Mountain on November 24, 1863, which was fought primarily by Walthall's Mississippi Brigade. Walthall's Brigade had a total effective of 1,489, and had 8 killed, 48 wounded and 845 captured. The casualties of the Twenty-ninth on the 24th were 2 killed, 26 wounded, 155 missing; on the 25th, 7 wounded. The DeSoto Brothers lost 1 mortally wounded, 3 wounded, 1 wounded and captured, and 18 captured for a total of 24 men.

1132 - YOUNG FLORIDA SOLDIER, 1/9th plate ambrotype in a full case. A pose of a young rebel posing in a nine button tight fitting uniform coat with the collar and epaulettes trimmed in a lighter colored tape. The image is clear and 'steel toned' with a ring of tarnish which does not affect the subject. Sold in 1999 by Cowan's denoting Florida origins. Florida Confederates are rare...................................................SOLD

1125 - A CONFEDERATE CAPTAIN FROM THE WAIST UP, 1/9th plate ambrotype in a half case. A Confederate Captain is seated with his brass buttons and sleeve braiding tinted gold. His face is clear and the image has a darker tone but all details are clear. The image is definitely better in hand than our scan which was lightened. This is a real bargain at............................SOLD

61010 - ARMED REBEL IN A FINE BATTLE SHIRT, 1/6th plate tintype in full leather case. A rough looking rebel in a striped battle shirt holding a small revolver across his chest in a pose. His general appearance suggests a Western theater soldier. Ex-Roy Mantle collection. A nice moderately priced authentic rebel.........................................SOLD

5147 - ARMED CONFEDERATE AT A GREAT PRICE, 1/9th plate ambrotype in a full case. A young bearded Confederate wearing a coarsely woven jacket with large flat buttons with some gold tinting. He holds a small Colt revolver in a pose across his chest. The image of the soldier is very sharp and clear. There are some blems in the emulsion in the field around the soldier but not very detracting......................................SOLD

5148 - REBEL WITH A EXTREMELY RARE BOWIE KNIFE, 1/6th plate ambrotype in full case. A Confederate wearing a battle shirt with some tinting. On his wide leather belt is a rare "silhouette" handled bowie knife in a leather sheath. The handle shows a eagle in a silhouette cut out and was made by W & S Butcher of Sheffield, England. The large knife had a 9 1/8" blade with a Spanish notch. This is the first example of this rare Bowie knife we have seen on a Civil War image. Great contrast and the knife handle is sharp.......................................................SOLD

5149 - A SUPERB DOUBLE ARMED CONFEDERATE, 1/6th plate ambrotype in a thermo plastic case. A needle sharp Confederate ambrotype of a soldier who appears to have some Indian blood holding a Model 1842 musket and a large revolver in his belt. He wears a slouch hat, battle shirt with dark stripes along the edges of his pockets. On his cross belt is a eagle plate and on his waist belt a small oval US buckle recycled from the Mexican War. He has a very light beard on his chin. The battle shirt is indicative of a Trans-Mississippi Confederate from Texas, Arkansas, or Missouri. A superb image in its own right.................................................. SOLD

1233 - A TRIPLE ARMED CONFEDERATE AT A BUDGET PRICE, 1/9th plate ambrotype in a full leather case. A young Confederate holding a large bowie knife upright, another Bowie knife in his belt which appears to be an inlaid Coffin-handle style. In his belt he has a revolver. The upright Bowie is light but the blade is discernible. The image has the usual handling blemishes but it is a definite Rebel with two knives and a revolver. We just bought it in a group and pricing it is move fast. Only.........................................................................SOLD

8060 - 2ND SOUTH CAROLINA CAVALRY, PRIVATE HIRAM D. BURNETT, HAMPTON'S LEGION, 1/6th plate ambrotype in a full case. A magnificent image of Burnett in uniform holding a huge Bowie knife upright that has an exceptionally wide blade. His buttons, knife guard, and wedding ring are tinted gold. His cheeks are lightly rouged. The image is twice identified, once inside the front cover of the case and also by a contemporary paper ID inside the case. "Hiram Burnet, 2nd South Carolina Cavalry, Hampton." This image is a 10/10, superb..........................................................SOLD

8062 - TRIPLE ARMED WESTERN CONFEDERATE PRIVATE, 1/6th plate ambrotype. A young Confederate Private seated holding a Colt revolver in his hand and another tucked away in his belt. Also in his belt is a large bowie knife. His belt buckle is a simple roller style and he holds a large wide brimmed hat in his hand. The look of this fellow is pure Texas. An extraordinary image that is a 10/10 in quality which ids difficult to find today................SOLD

12071 - A SUPERB VIRGINIA INFANTRYMAN TAKEN BY REES OF RICHMOND, 1/6th plate ambrotype in full case. This young private is seated holding a huge bowie knife vertically with a slightly curved handle. This huge knife appears to have a blade that measures near 20" in length. The signature of "Rees" is sharp and clear right under his right elbow. In many cases this signature is hidden under the mat but this one is quite visible. C.R. Rees at 145 Main Street in Richmond took high quality photographs and his signed photographs are highly prized by collectors. An outstanding image in every respect....................................................SOLD

6190 - TENNESSEE REB WITH A TRANTER REVOLVER, 1/6th plate tintype in a full case. This Rebel that just came out of the Jackson, Tennessee area wears a dark gray jacket with shoulder tabs and holds a Tranter Revolver across his chest. The dual trigger of the Tranter is evident in the photo and it appears to be the 50 caliber Tranter. Tranters were imported into the South from England by Hyde & Goodrich and later by Thomas, Griswold & A. B. Griswold of New Orleans. Tranters were favorites of Confederate military officers. The image is sharp and clear with just some light toning at the edges of the mat not affecting the image [more obvious in this high dpi scan than in hand]. Fresh on the market................................SOLD

12150 - A GROUPING OF SIX REBELS POSSIBLY ALL MEMBERS OF THE SAME FAMILY, albumen photograph, 7" X 8", overall in an antique wooden oval frame. Actual image is 5" X 5". Five of the six are wearing identical uniforms with shoulder tabs and trimmed cuffs that appear to be dark possible being red and representing artillerymen. The sixth soldier to the far right wears a slightly different trim to his coat. The fabric of the coats are coarse. All six share similar facial similarities. An educated assessment of the state these fellows are from Alabama. This nice image was just purchased in Florida. Good details................................................................SOLD

1130 - CONFEDERATE DRUMMER, 1/6th plate ambrotype in a full leather case. A seated young Confederate drummer with his drum sitting on a table to his right with the drumsticks stored in the drum's lacings, his kepi on top of the drum. He wears a large secession badge on his coat. Quite nice with just the faint trace of solarization. A rare image to say the very least that is impossible to find on today's market. The first we have offered in years......................................SOLD

12090 - FOUR CONFEDERATES, TWO WITH CARBINES AND ONE WITH A COLT REVOLVING SHOTGUN, 1/4 plate tintype in full case. Four western Confederates, two wear the same battle shirts. Standing to the right, one man holds a rare Model 1855 Colt revolving shotgun and has a holster on his belt; soldier to his left holds what appears to be a double barrel shotgun. The seated soldier to the right holds a Sharps Slanting breech carbine Model 1852 with the sling ring side bar extending from the left side of the breech to the barrel band, a handgun in his belt, knife in a belt frog, and soldier pouch. The seated soldier to the left hold a Sharps Slanting Breech Carbine Model 1852, a handgun on his belt, and a cap pouch on his buff leather belt. Four "guerilla" looking western Confederates with a trio of rare guns. The markings from an old oval mat are not as obvious as this scan. Incredibly rare with such guns being used by these Confederates...................................SOLD

7600 - A SOUTHERNER GOES TO WAR, 1/9th plate ambrotype in a full thermo plastic case. A young Southerner poses holding up a clear as a bell Colt 36 caliber Navy in a menacing pose. He appears to wear a light weight suit with a few buttons tinted gold. An obvious 1861 photo around the time of his induction into Confederate service when many new recruits took such photos with their new arms. Crystal clear and quite nice with a nice case............SOLD

7603 - A DOUBLE ARMED CONFEDERATE ARTILLERYMAN, 1/4th plate tintype in half leather case. A 3/4 standing pose of a Confederate artilleryman posing with a large Colt and a short artillery sword in his right hand. He wears a sash at his side. The hilt of the sword and his buttons are tinted gold. This large image has great clarity and free from defects. Artillery swords are seldom seen in Confederate images....................................SOLD

5053 - LOUISIANA INFANTRYMAN ARMED, 1/4th plate tintype in a full leather case. A nice Louisiana armed infantryman standing in a 3/4 pose grasping his musket with fixed bayonet in his left hand. He is in full regulation uniform with cross belt and cap box on his waist belt with a glimpse of the cartridge box on  his right side. The photographic artist, as most did, tinted the buttons and plates gold which usually hide for posterity the buttons and plates. The waist plate being an oval in design. However he did not completely tint the Pelican on the kepi and the Company letter "A". The wings and the base of the Pelican emblem can be clearly seen. The coat, while nicely tailored, shows the appearance of a light weight fabric that is typical of Western front Confederate uniforms. A similar Pelican emblem can be seen in Portraits of Conflict-Louisiana pg. 75 on the kepi of an officer in the 10th Louisiana. Image aside from the gold tinting the image is exceptional with great facial focus, just out of a 25 year old collection and new on the market........................................SOLD

121100 - ORDER #9 SOUVENIR PHOTOGRAPH, 8" x 10", souvenir card from an unknown Baltimore photographer showing a vignette photo of Lee with Confederate banners to either side and the text of his famous Order #9, a farewell to his troops in April 1865 at Appomattox Court House. An albumen photo on the original card stock, minor staining, but not affecting eye appeal or content. First one we have had of this rare souvenir albumen issued in 1865-66 in Baltimore. Simulated signature of Lee.............................SOLD

120907 - IMAGE FROM JEFFERSON, TEXAS, 1/6th plate ambrotype. A bearded Rebel with a crude battle shirt with vertical dark trim as well as with the large pocket on the shirt. Old paper in case states, "Jefferson, Texas, Marion County." Image is sharp and clear with just a need for a little black backing at his left sleeve. Typical battle shirt style of many Texas units. Overall a nice image from Texas. Published in "Still More Confederate Faces"..........SOLD

81703 - A DASHING SOUTH CAROLINA OFFICER, 1/6th plate ambrotype in a beautiful mother of pearl decorated case. A dashing young officer drawing his sword from its scabbard and a revolver is tucked into his belt. His hat is turned upwards with a black ostrich plume and an evident "Jeff Davis" eagle hat piece is on the hat. His two piece buckle is lightly tinted making it impossible to see the plate detail. Consensus of opinion is that he is a member of the 3rd South Carolina Infantry as his uniform matches known examples. An attractive image with plenty of character and housed in a wonderful case............................SOLD

71126 - A CONFEDERATE SURGEON WHO DIED AT DREWY'S BLUFF IN VIRGINIA IN 1865 WITH HIS SOUTHERN CROSS OF HONOR, 1/6th plate ambrotype of Major Corbin Drummond Fletcher. A nice bust pose in his Major's uniform. The period note on the case states that Dr. Corbin Drummond Fletcher was a graduate of Jefferson Medical College and was a Confederate Surgeon with the rank of Major in Wise's Brigade. Accompanying the image is his Southern Cross of Honor engraved with his name as well as a letter from his son in 1933 giving the image and medal to his daughter Ebba. In the letter, he states that Dr. Fletcher died in February 1865 while serving as a surgeon at the Confederate hospital at Drewy's Bluff in Virginia. The case is unusually thick and has all the tendencies of a Confederate made case with the usual crude velvet plush inset. The image is sharp and clear with only moderate tone at the edges of the mat. Image, Southern Cross of Honor and letter from his son in 1933. 3 items. Identified Confederate Surgeon images are truly rare.................................................................SOLD

8064 - CONFEDERATE WITH ARMY COLT AND A RARE DOUBLE GUARD D GUARD BOWIE KNIFE, 1/6th plate ambrotype in a full case. A standing pose of a young rebel with a large Colt Army revolver stuffed  in  his belt as well as a huge double guard D Guard Bowie knife. The blade is fully exposed. A very rare format. Sharp and clear, a tiny haze of solarization at the mat edge that is more pronounced in our photo that when the image is in hand where it is barely noticeable. An outstanding image..................................SOLD

8067 - A ROUGH LOOKING REB HOLDING A RARE BILLINGHURST REVOLVING RIFLE, 1/4th plate ambrotype in a half case. This rough looking western theater soldier has several powder horns, one around his neck on a stray and he appears to be holding one in his hand which may be a large artillery horn. Holding a revolving rifle certainly removes doubt that he is a military figure that resembles a guerilla soldier from the western theater. The Billinghurst revolving rifle was the first revolving rifle and is extremely rare in photographs. It was formatted after the Miller patent and this actual image is shown as an illustration of a Miller/Billinghurst Revolving Rifle on the net. Slight solarization at edges of the mat........................SOLD

4003 - A CRYSTAL CLEAR CONFEDERATE ARMED ARTILLERYMAN, 1/6th plate ambrotype in a full leather case. A full standing view of a young bearded Confederate wearing a regulation uniform with red piping denoting artillery. There is red trim on his kepi and collar. He stands posing with his musket with bayonet attached in front of a canvas backdrop so typical of the type used by traveling photographers during the war. His buttons are nicely tinted gold. As the war progressed, many artillerymen were forced to shoulder arms and do double duty as infantry soldiers or skirmishers. This is an exceptionally nice image with no blemishes. Choice and very attractive................................................SOLD


4004 - A YOUNG CONFEDERATE POSES WITH A HUGE BLADE BOWIE KNIFE
, 1/6th plate tintype in a thermo plastic case. This young Rebel looks no older than 20 years old. He wears darker tabs on his shoulder which may represent a North Carolina soldier. The Bowie knife he holds appears to have a 18" blade that is quite wide. He has light tinting to his cheeks. A really attractive image in a fine case.....................
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4005 - 10TH VIRGINIA BATTERY ARTILLERY PVT. JOHN N. TYNES, 1/6th plate ambrotype in a full leather case. Tynes enlisted on April 6th, 1862 at Jamestown, present on August 31st, 1864 arrested and imprisoned at Castle Thunder November 17th, 1864 per the muster roll of February 28th, 1865, court martialed on February 12th, 1865 but shows as paroled at Appomattox April 9th, 1865 so he was obviously pressed back into service for the final defense of Richmond. That unit served at the defenses of Williamsburg, 1st line Richmond defenses, and finally surrendering at Appomattox with the Army of Northern VA. A full standing view of Tynes holding a musket with bayonet, cap box in front on his  waist. Artillerymen late in the war were often thrown into the ranks of the infantry due to the acute shortage of infantry. This crystal clear ambrotype comes with two 5" X 7" reprint photos [done in the 1880's] of this exact image along with Tynes on horseback in later years, cir. 1880. Accompanied by numerous documents pertaining to Tynes and his regiment...................................................................SOLD

3050 - CONFEDERATE VOLUNTEER HOLDS A MASSIVE "D" GUARD BOWIE KNIFE AND A DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN, 1/6th plate tintype in full case. This menacing soldier wears a gray frock coat and wears a distinctive double buckle accoutrement belt. His huge D guard knife can be gripped with both hands and he cradles a double barrel shotgun over his shoulder. He may well have been a cavalryman based on the shotgun which was seldom used by infantrymen. This fine image was published in the "Confederate Calendar December 1989"..............................SOLD


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