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The Civil War
 Confederate Cased Images


7070 - GREAT ARMED WESTERN CONFEDERATE, 1/6th plate melainotype and stamped as such in a full thermo plastic case with floral basket designs. This western looking Confederate stands in an unusual pose somewhat leaning on his FLINTLOCK musket with fixed bayonet. He wears a slouch hat and has a cartridge box and cap belt on his wide leather belt. The image has some trivial blems in the left field hardly worth mentioning and has great contrast for an early tin [melainotype] which usually have a dark gray cast. His flintlock is sharp and clear and a typical weapon used by some western units where more modern weapons were not available. A most appealing image and new on the market...........................................$4,950.00



6026 - SUPERB TRIPLE ARMED CONFEDERATE INFANTRYMAN
, 1/6 plate ambrotype in a full soft leather case. A standing infantryman with a huge Bowie knife sheathed on his belt along with a holstered large revolver. He shoulders a musket in his right hand with a fixed bayonet. This young Confederate is in a regulation uniform and is wearing a kepi and has rank strips of a corporal on his sleeve. Crystal clear with no blemishes lightly tinted. Getting impossible to find at shows and coming from a private collection new on the market and this one is superb..........................................................................
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



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


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

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

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


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





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....................................................SOLD


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

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

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

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

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...............................................SOLD

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........................SOLD

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


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