Civil War Images

CWI 1. 6th Plate Ambrotype of a Young Confederate Lieutenant.

This clear image shows a youthful, unidentified Confederate Lieutenant brandishing what appears to be a Leech and Rigdon Foot Officer’s Sword. His Sword Knot is tinted red. Note the rare rounded loop, two piece concentric wreath Star Belt Buckle. This belt rig is associated with Mississippi and Texas Troops and was produced by an unknown New Orleans firm, possibly Hyde and Goodrich. This is a stunning Confederate Ambrotype with great content. Ex. Steve Mullinax Collection.



CWI 2. Confederate 6th Plate Ambrotype, 11th Alabama Vol. Infantry Regiment.

Rare Confederate Image with a lot going for it. Note the “11 ALA” written in gold tint on his hat. Our subject has a determined look on his face and is armed with a round barreled revolver and 3 band musket. Check out the coarseness of the homespun uniform and the plain as day Confederate Frame Buckle on his belt. We may not know the name of this soldier but there is plenty of information out there on the 11th Alabama Regiment. This unit was very hard fought in the Army of Northern Va. under General Lee. At Appomattox, they surrendered only 125 men out of the original 1,192 that enlisted at the beginning of he war.



 CWI 3. 6th Plate Tintype of Federal Infantryman.

Interesting looking soldier with Hardee Hat and accoutrement belts with insignia.



 CWI 4. Double Armed Georgia Confederate with Cooper Iron Works D-Guard Bowie Knife.

This 6th Plate Confederate Melainotype is absolutely fabulous. I believe that this image is published in John Sexton’s Confederate Bowie Knife Book and possibly in Steve Mullinax’s Confederate Belt Plate reference book. We know that the subject, a handsome boyish lad, is from Georgia because he has a rare “Cooper Iron Works” D-Guard Bowie Knife tucked into his belt. Note his belt plate which is clearly a rectangular sheet brass buckle with an applied star, often associated with Texas or Mississippi. He is posing with a M-1842 .69 Cal. Musket with bayonet affixed. Steve Mullinax had this image in his collection for years and it most likely surfaced in the Etowah, GA. area where the Cooper Iron Works operated and not far from Steve’s residence in Villa Rica, GA.



 CWI 5. Double Armed Confederate 6th Plate Ruby Ambrotype from Georgia.

Recently purchased from an Atlanta area family, this mean looking dude is brandishing an 1820’s era Cavalry Saber and small caliber Lefaucheux Revolver. If anyone out there has seen this style of uniform on an identified subject, we might be able to deduce what unit he was in. I have seen other Georgia images remarkably similar to this. Please feel free to reach out to me with information or informed opinions. This is a great looking Confederate Image, fresh “out of the woods”.



CWI 7. 9th Plate Ambrotype of double armed Ohio Volunteer Militia Infantryman.

This fine image shows an unidentified Ohio Foot Soldier wearing an oval “OVM” Belt Plate and carrying a silver handled Bowie Knife and Spur Trigger Revolver in his belt. This would be a fantastic compliment to any OVM display.



CWI 8. 6th Plate Ruby Ambrotype of Assistant Surgeon John W. Addison, CSN.

Confederate Navy Images are hard to come by, especially in this condition and clarity. My consignor has done exhaustive research on this soldier and has deduced that he is none other than the officer mentioned twice in the new Confederate Navy Book “Rebel Reefers”. There is some slight discrepancy in the name as written in the book and the signature we have written in the case but the evidence shows that this is our man. Addison was a Maryland Confederate. I haven’t the time to research this soldier more completely. Any additional info would be appreciated as I know a lot of my clients and colleagues have access to superior sources and take pleasure in the research.




 CWI 9. Large Identified Portrait of a Georgia Confederate.

This type of portrait was made from an original hard image in the later 1800’s. Condition is very good. Our subject is identified on the back as “Greeen Tillman McGuire” of “Douglas County, GA. Born March 15, 1826 and died Sept. 4, 1898” .McGuire is holding a big Confederate D-Guard Bowie over his shoulder which makes this image quite remarkable. I photographed it without the glass due to glare issues. This image was turned up by Steve Mullinax in his local area (Villa Rica) in 1968.



CWI 10. 6th Plate Tintype of Private Whitmell Ransom, 11th Tennessee. Cavalry CSA.



CWI 11. 6th Plate Ruby Ambrotype of an Alabama Private.

Very clear image of a very young Confederate Private brandishing a Colt Navy Revolver and M-1832 Short Artillery Sword. Image has minor specks. Purchased last week from a Piedmont (Cross Plains) Alabama Family by the name of Doss. That is all the info I have.