CWI 1. 6th Plate Ambrotype of a Union First Sergeant.
Fantastic image. This unidentified First Sergeant is sporting his NCO Sword with shoulder sling along with some spiffy leather gloves. Image is very clear and subject has a confident look. This is a high grade 6th plate Ambro.
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. 6th Plate Tintype of Confederate Infantryman armed with Flintlock Musket and Pocket Colt.
Classic mean looking Confederate Soldier armed with a Flintlock Musket in one hand and a Colt Pocket Revolver in the other. I can actually make out the “C” in his oval Belt Plate through the tint. The buckle is most surely a “Breckinridge Style” Oval CS. Image goes out of focus towards the very bottom which is not unusual with Southern Photography. Overall, a very solid and affordable Confederate Image.
CWI 6. Quarter Plate Ambrotype of Armed Confederate Infantryman.
Killer image. This fierce looking unidentified Southerner is brandishing a large, spear type bladed D-Guard Bowie knife and has a Musket in his lap. You can clearly see his CS “Egg” style belt plate and a “block “I” Button at the top of his coat. This one has it all, size, content, clarity and attitude.
CWI 7. Captain George F. Abbay, Co. K, First Mississippi Light Artillery.
Very nice identified Confederate Artillery Captain armed with Light Artillery Saber and wearing an Issacs and Campbell “Snake” Accoutrement Belt Buckle. Image is very clear and features rare “ANDERSON & BLESSING 61 CAMP ST. NEW ORLEANS, LA.” Photographers Stamp. Writing on back indicates that Abbay was from Port Gibson, MS.
CWI 8. A.F. Getchell, Co. E, 27th Maine Vol. Inf. 9th Plate Tintype.
Superb armed 9th Plate Tintype that was purchased directly from the family estate in 1999. Getchell is standing at attention and wearing an Infantry Great Coat and is carrying a M-1841 Mississippi Rifle with Saber Bayonet. You can clearly make out his US Belt Plate and Eagle Breastplate due to the fact that this image was never tinted. Getchell was awarded the US Medal of Honor for re-enlisting to “save Washington”. He was deleted from the Honor Roll in 1917 as were all other members of the 27th Maine for a “lack of pre-requisites”. The Patriotic Thermoplastic Case and Matt are exquisite.