CWI 1. Quarter Plate Outdoor Tintype of a U.S Infantry Regiment.
Rare image of a Federal Infantry unit in formation. Note the field officer with red tinted sash. The First Sergeant is staring straight at the camera and the Corporal is on his right. Drummer boy is at the ready and has a painted drum bearing a Federal Eagle surrounded by stars. The soldiers are armed with M-1861 Springfield Rifle Muskets and fixed bayonets. Aside from the gear, the most interesting thing is the variety of faces. The case is really nice too. Looks like a motley crew, possibly depleted by battles and sickness. No identification as too what unit this is.
CWI 2. Confederate Infantryman 6th Plate Tintype.
Here is a real jewel of an image. Armed with a German Rifle and wearing a plain tongue Leech and Rigdon two piece belt buckle. Probably a Tennessee soldier.
CWI 3. Confederate Infantryman 9th Plate Ambrotype.
Unique highly detailed image of a young man verbally purported to be from Texas. He has a Large Bowie knife, Pettingill revolver and a two piece plain tongue Artillery style buckle. Great looking image.
CWI 4. U.S. Infantryman Ambrotype.
Crystal clear 6th plate Ambro of a Western Theatre Yankee wearing a Hardee hat with bugle insignia. The image has no case but the clarity and content compensates.
CWI 5. Gaines Mill, VA. Battlefield Stereoview.
This is a very scarce stereoview. I have never seen this one before. A very detailed and gruesome shot that captures three dead Yankees where the fell in battle. You can clearly see a musket with bayonet affixed with the dead soldier in the foreground.
CWI 6. Identified and published Tintype of a Confederate Infantryman.
Thomas Kitchen of Co. I, 8th GA. Infantry is shown sporting a large Bowie Knife and a Smooth-bore Musket. This 6th Plate Tintype is somewhat dark but the content is killer.
CWI 7. Identified Half Plate Ambrotype of a Federal Lieutenant.
Crystal clear image. Name written on inside is “Elizur Spelman”. I haven’t looked him up yet. While our subject may not be armed, the clarity, size and character of this picture is simply stunning.
CWI 8. 6th Plate Ambrotype of Seated Confederate with Beals Revolver and Charleston Depot Shell Jacket.
Tough looking Confederate image that surfaced in South Carolina. Our subject is wearing a Charleston Depot Shell Jacket and is holding a Remington Beals .44 Cal. Revolver for all to see. He is also wearing a M-1851 Saber Belt which makes me think that he maybe a Cavalryman.
CWI 9. Identified Confederate Cabinet Card of one of Gen. Forrest’s Troopers.
Interesting image. On the front in small print reads; J.N. Wright 1864 Co. H, 16th Regt. Forrest’s Cavalry CSA”. Comes with copies of service record. More research could be done.