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WOMAN WEARING KEPI - 15TH INFANTRY - OHIO
PHOTOGRAPHER - Very interesting image - woman (in civilian dress)
wearing a kepi with the 15th Infantry insignia on the hat. Has a
Cleveland, Ohio photographers b/m. Identified in period ink on the
front "Georgie". Don't know if this is a former woman soldier taking a
photo with the old kepi on or perhaps Georgiana Willets - one of the
famous nurses of the War (as it looks close to her lithograph likeness
in the book 'Women of the War'). Big questions!! At any rate,
something that's not seen every day. Carte shows typical wear, radius
on corners and a crease in the mount across the lower right side of the
C-1903 ALBUMEN OF THE TALLULAH FALLS
RAILROAD - (6 3/4" x 9" mount) The Tallulah Falls
Railway was a 58 mile long rail that connected Cornelia,
Georgia and Franklin, North Carolina. It extended to
Tallulah Falls in 1882 and Clayton in 1905. The image
shown is an excursion to Tiger in 1903. Good condition.
CDV - 15TH NEW YORK HEAVY ARTILLERY - POW FIVE FORKS -
CDV of Egbert H.F. File - ID'd in period ink on bottom front. Took a few
extra minutes to verify that this is the same Egbert as listed in the
database but found NY records giving the middle two initials and
identifying the 15th NYHA as his regiment (see Additional Images). He
enlisted in the 15th NYHA on Sept. 7, 1863 and was mustered out on June
7, 1865. File was taken as a POW at the Battle of Five Forks on March
31, 1865. Image is in very good condition.
CDV - 112TH NEW YORK INFANTRY - KIA COLD HARBOR - CDV
of William C. Keyes - ID'd and dated at Suffolk, Va. Jan. 23, 1863 in
period ink on reverse. He enlisted in the 112th NYI on Aug. 21, 1862
and was killed on June 1, 1864 at Cold Harbor, Va. Image is a bit light
on contrast but is in very good condition.
CDV - LIBBY PRISON - RICHMOND, VA - CDV produced by
a Detroit, Michigan photographers. This is the live view
showing the soldiers camped on the grounds. Image is in very
CDV - 4th NEW JERSEY INFANTRY - CDV of Major Charles Ewing -
ID'd in period ink on reverse. He enlisted originally in the 3rd NJI
then promoted to Captain in the 6th NJI before receiving a commission
as Major (and later Lt. Colonel) in the 4th New Jersey. While in the
4th, the regiment fought in the battles of Wilderness, Spotsylvania
Court House, North Anna River, Cold Harbor, Winchester, Opequon,
Cedar Creek and Petersburg. The CDV has some condition issues with
a lightly soiled front and a reverse that appears to have been exposed to
light or somehow bordered for the two toned effect on the reverse.
CDV - INTERIOR OF FORT MARION - ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
- Well known image of the 'stairs' or 'ramp' in Fort Marion
in St. Augustine, Florida. The fort was built by the Spaniards,
started in the 1600's and finished in 1756. It was originally
called the 'Castle of St. Mark' and the name was changed in
1825 to Ft. Marion. No photographer's back mark. Image is in
extremely good condition.
CDV - 24th MICHIGAN INFANTRY - IRON BRIGADE KIA - CDV of
Lt. David Birrell - ID'd from a known image that can be seen on
Ancestry.com at http://www.fold3.com/page/641395340_david_birrell/ .
He enlisted in Co. K, 24th Michigan Infantry at organization as 2nd
Lieutenant in Detroit, age 24. He was commissioned on July 26, 1862
and mustered August 14, 1862. He was killed in action at
Fredericksburg, Va., December 12, 1862. CDV is in very good condition
and has a Bardwell, Detroit photographer's backmark.
CDV - 6th MICHIGAN CAVALRY - CUSTER'S MICHIGAN CAV.
BRIGADE - CDV of Capt. Jacob O. Probasco - Co. K, 6th Michigan Inf. .
He enlisted on September 8, 1862 and was discharged on June 6, 1866 so
he was in for the duration. CDV has a very light Clark - Ionia, Mi
backmark. There is an ID on the reverse that is a later period pen (no
doubt a decendent of Probasco) that has been written over the period
pencil ID. CDV shows expected wear for age.
CDV - 1st MISSOURI LIGHT ARTILLERY - CDV of Capt. Frederick
Welker - Battery M of the 1st MO Lt Art. He enlisted on November 3,
1864, and was discharged August 1, 1865 CDV has a St. Louis, Mo.
back mark. ID is in period ink on reverse. CDV shows expected wear
for age. Missouri images are difficult to obtain.
CDV - 12th MICHIGAN INFANTRY - CDV of Capt. Frederick
Wiselogel - Co. D, 12th Mich. Inf. He enlisted on January 8, 1862, and
mustered out February15, 1866. CDV has no back mark. ID is in
period ink on reverse. CDV shows expected wear for age.
CDV - 3rd MICHIGAN CAVALRY - CDV of Col. John Kemp Mizner -
Colonel of 3rd Michigan Cavalry. CDV has a Corinth, Miss. back mark.
ID is in period pencil on reverse. He was originally in the 2nd US
Cavalry before becoming Colonel of the 3rd Michigan Cav. and later
became a Brevet Brigadier General. CDV shows expected wear for age.
CDV - 3rd MICHIGAN CAVALRY - CDV of Lieut. Isaac Wilson - Co.
a, 3rd Mich. Cav. He enlisted on September 9, 1861 and mustered out
on June 6, 1865 CDV has a Corinth, Miss. back mark. ID is in period
ink on front. CDV shows expected wear for age.
CDV - 21st MICHIGAN INFANTRY - CDV of Sgt. James Lampman -
Co. H, 21st Mich. Inf. He enlisted on September 4, 1862 and was
mustered out on June 8, 1865. CDV has no back mark. ID is in period
ink on front and shows expected wear for age. The 21st michigan took
part in the battles of Perryville, Stone's River, Chickamauga,
Chattanooga, Bentonville among others and took part in the Grand
UNIDENTIFIED CIVIL WAR MARINE CORPS SERGEANT
TINTYPE - Full Plate tintype Approx. 5 7/8" x 7 7/8 - frame
approx. 9 1/4" x 11". Hand tinted tintype of the same Marine
shown on page 149 of the book: "The Civil War Uniforms of the
United States Marine Corps - The Regulation of 1859" by
Cureton & Sullivan and owned by Mike McAfee. The image in
the book has not been tinted thus showing more detail and the
sergeant's stripes. He is wearing the M-1859 uniform cap with
one of the two different hat plates - unmistakable even with the
coloring. Was originally in an oval matted frame as can be seen
on the tin, moved to a period rectangular frame which allows the
entire photo to be seen. Very good condition.
TINTYPE - SOLDIER (CAVALRY OR ARTILLERY)
ON HORSEBACK - ARTILLERY BACKROUND -
Approx. 4 7/8" x 7" Between a half and whole plate
tintype. Interesting outdoor view with artillery in
backround. This shot looks to be a close to period copy
(tintypes were a one shot deal, if copies needed to be
made they were placed on a board, etc and another
tintype would have been taken of the original). There
is a bend running right down the middle from top to
bottom but no cracking or flaking as a result and
there are also a few other minor bends. The edge of
the original image and lines from exposure in a frame
can also be seen. You can see where the original had
gilt on the brass of the sword, etc. Good condition.
MINNESOTA BRACKETT'S CAVALRY - CDV of Captain Erwin Y.
Shelley, Company C of Brackett's Cavalry Battalion (AKA Minnesota
Light Cavalry later fighting in with the Curtis Horse and later 5th
Iowa Cav). CDV has St. Paul, Minn. backmark. Image is identified in
the Civil War Research data Base. Shelley enlisted in St. Paul on
Nov. 4, 1861 and discharged on March 24, 1865. This unit participated
in the battles of Fort Donelson, siege of Corinth, Fort Henry, KY,
Lockridge Mills and later fought Indians in the Dakota Territory
where Shelley was mentioned in the battle reports for his actions.
Clipped corners and some minor soiling otherwise GC. Minnesota
CDV's getting harder to come by.
STEREO VIEW - REBEL CIGAR STEAMER - Photographed
and published by Bell & Bro. in Washington, DC. These
radically designed ships were designed by the Winan's family,
from Baltimore who moved to the South when war broke out.
The boats were never really successful and only six were built.
In the photo the boat is tied up next to a monitor of the US
Navy. The card is soiled and stained as can be seen in the
photos, the image is relatively good and clear.
STEREO VIEW - DEAD REBEL SOLDIER AT PETERSBURG -
published by E. & H.T. Anthony - New York. The description
on the reverse side of the card did not scan well, it is very
legible and states: 'A dead Rebel Soldier, barefooted, killed by
a shell, which tore his side out. The entrails are protruding
from his side. This view was taken in the trenches before
Petersburgh, Va. April 2d, 1865 and shows a foot passage halt
way up the side'. The card is soiled and waterstained as can be
seen in the photos, the image is somewhat blurred along the
bottom (due to the water damage) and is not very sharp on the
image in general but rarely seen death shot.
STEREO VIEW - IMPROVISED DINNER TABLE IN THE
FIELD - Rare Views - Army of the Potomac published by E. &
H.T. Anthony - New York. View shows soldiers around a make
shift table with all the fixins. Speculation that these are band
members as there are two drums and a musician's sword in a
tree behind the table. A flag which looks to be a 35 star
medallion pattern also hangs from the tree behind. The card is
soiled and waterstained as can be seen in the photos, the
image is somewhat blurred along the bottom (due to the water
damage) but is relatively sharp when looking with a glass on
the rest of the image.
CDV OF CAVALRY BUGLER - POSSIBLE ID - This image was
originally offered with a very similar bugle but the buyer only wanted
the bugle itself so I offer the CDV as a separate lot. The soldier is
holding the bugle in one hand and his cavalry sword in the other.
There is a very faint name on the reverse which I have boxed in
pencil - appears to be a Jas (James) for the first name and the last
name I had trouble with. Would be a good research project. The carte
is worn as can be seen and soft corners but the subject matter is
CDV OF GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT - Scott was one of this
country's greatest soldiers. He fought in the War of 1812 and was
badly wounded at Lundy's Lane (Niagara Falls, Ont.), was
Commander-in-Chief of the US Army in 1841 and in the Mexican
War. He was the Whig nominee for President in 1852 but defeated by
Franklin Pierce. Overall Commander of the Army at the outbreak of
the Civil War it was he that came up with the Anaconda Plan
strategy for the Union. He retired from the army in late 1861 and
died in 1866 at West Point. Backmark is Anthony but is partially
scratched off. There is a piece of tape across the top of the reverse
side from a framed mounting. Carte is in good condition.
CDV - 13th MICHIGAN INFANTRY - Image of Van Renselaer
Germond Co. H, 13th Michigan Inf. Germond mustered in Aug. 30,
1864 and mustered out June 8, 1865. During that period the 13th was
at Lookout Mountain constructing military hospitals, was in pursuit
of Forrest in Northern Alabama, Sherman's March to the Sea,
actions at Dalton and Savannah, the Carolina campaign, Surrender of
Johnston and in the Grand Review in DC. Carte is nicely ID'd on
front and back in period ink but does show signs of water staining.
CDV - 11th & 12th NEW JERSEY INFANTRY - Image of Captain
John T. Hill Co. I - 11th New Jersey Infantry. Hill mustered in as
Captain on August 18, 1862 and was discharged out for promotion to
Major into the 12th New Jersey Infantry on August 17, 1863. While
in the 11th NJ, the regiment was engaged in the Battles of
Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg where they suffered
greatly with 26 killed and 122 wounded. Carte is nicely ID'd on back
in period ink and is in good condition. His kepi clearly shows '11' in
the infantry bugle.
CDV - 22nd MICHIGAN INFANTRY LT. COL. HENRY S. DEAN -
Image of Henry Dean as Lt. Colonel, no photographer's back stamp but
has tax stamp dating image to later in the War. Nice ID on reverse in
period ink "Yours Truly / Henry S. Dean / Lt. Col 22' M.V.I.". He
enlisted as 2nd Lieut on 7/28/62. He was promoted to Captain on
7/31/62, Major on 1/5/63 and Lt. Colonel on 6/7/64. He received a Bvt.
Colonel commission in March, 1865. He was also promoted to the Staff
of Brig. Gen. Granger as Asst IG in June, 1864. Carte is in vgc with just
several light spots on front.
CDV - 11th MICHIGAN CAVALRY PVT. LEVI WILLHELM - Image
of Willhelm as a private holding what looks to be a small bible or cdv
album, no photographer's back stamp. Nice ID on reverse in period ink
"Levi Willhelm / Co. I 11 Michigan Cavlery (sic)". He enlisted as a
private on 11/16/63 at Adrian, Mi. and was mustered into Co. I on
11/24/63 and was discharged for disability in Detroit on 4/26/65. Carte is
in gc but has several light stains as can be seen in photos.
1903/4 STEREO VIEW OF THE HIGH WATER MARK
AT GETTYSBURG - Very clear stereo view by
Underwood & Underwood copyrighted on front 1903 and
on the back 1904. View shows what appears to be a
veteran sitting on a flank marker next to the Rhode
Island Light Artillery monument. In the backround is
the Copse of Trees and High Water Mark monument.
What appears to be a horse drawn tour buggy is also in
the back round. Image is very clear.
CDV - 62nd ILLINOIS INFANTRY - LT. LEWIS R. STICKLE - Image
of Stickle as Lieutenant. Has a Matoon, Illinois photographer's
backmark and also two tax stamps. ID on reverse is in pencil. He
enlisted in the 62nd as a Corporal on 2/1/62 and was mustered in on
4/10/62. He re-enlisted on 3/3/64, was promoted to 1st Sergeant then 1st
Lt. on 6/21/64. He mustered out on 4/14/65. The only major action the
62nd saw during this period was Holly Springs, Mississippi where the
regiment suffered 1 killed, 2 wounded and 14 POW. Carte has top two
corners clipped and has minor scuffs of front.
CDV - UNIDENTIFIED ILLINOIS SERGEANT - Nice seated view
wearing a frock coat with sergeant stripes showing and arm resting on a
photo album. Has a Decatur, Illinois photographer's backmark. Clean
image but backround contrast a bit dark.
CDV - 77th PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY - WOUNDED AT STONES
RIVER - Image of Private William Biven, Co. F, 77th Pa. Inf. Carte
has a great period ink presentation inscription on the reverse
"Compliments of / Wm. Bivens / Co. F 77th Regt / Pa Vols / To John
Burgoyne / of Co. K 14th Regt / Mich. Vols / Veterans". Nashville, Tn
Photographer. Bivens enlisted on 9/1/61 at Chambersburg, Pa, mustered
in on 10/9/61 - no discharge date given. He was wounded in action at
Stones River, Tn on 12/31/1862. Carte has a chip of albumen paper
missing and clipped corners, all of which can be seen in photos.
CDV - 14th MICHIGAN INFANTRY - HARVEY SMITH - Image of
Harvey Smith, most likely of the 14th Michigan Infantry as it was in
the album belonging to John Burgoyne of the 14th with the above 77th
Pa CDV presented to Burgoyne. ID is in pencil on reverse and there was
in fact a Harvey Smith in the 14th. One other soldier's image was in the
album and assume it may be Burgoyne but has no ID. The person I
purchased these from was an antique dealer and had unfortunately split
up the album instead of keeping it together so this information is all I
have. Nashville, Tn photographer. CDV has clipped corners as can be
seen in photos.
CDV - U.S. GRANT & HENRY WILSON 1872 PRESIDENTIAL
CAMPAIGN - Nice campaign carte with an albumen image of Grant
and running mate Henry Wilson. Has a positive campaign note on
bottom mentioning a plus for Grant's previous term " Despite the
annual large reductions of the rates of taxation., the public debt has
been reduced during General Grant's Presidency, at the rate of one
hundred million dollars a year " (wouldn't it be nice if we were
working in that direction today). Carte has rounded corners and
fading of text near the bottom. Pencil note on the back mentioning
that the owner's mother gave this to an uncle at 11 years old.
CDV - MINNESOTA WAR OF 1862 - INDIAN PARTICIPANT - CUT
NOSE - Image of Cut Nose, of the Dakota Sioux. Photo was taken by
J.E. Whitney, famous Indian & western photographer dated 1862. CDV
has a tax stamp from St. Paul but unfortunately can not read the year
(1864-67). In 1862, in Minnesota what started as a dispute over hunting
lands, a Dakota from a small hunting party murdered a white family of
five and as a result the Dakotas decided to attempt to run out the
settlers by raiding other white settlements. Death tolls range from
500-800 settlers killed. Abraham Lincoln ordered General John Pope to
Minnesota to suppress the uprising. This resulted in the arrest and
conviction of over 300 Dakota Sioux that were sentenced to hang.
Lincoln stepped in and reduced that number to 38, who were hanged on
December 26, 1862 in the largest mass execution in US history. Cut
Nose during the massacre murdered 18 Women and Children and 5
Men. Strange enough he was not one of those that were hung. Carte is
in VGC but does have a dark area on bottom of reverse.
CDV - MINNESOTA WAR OF 1862 - INDIAN PARTICIPANT -
STANDING BUFFALO - TA-TANKA-NAZIN - Image of Standing
Buffalo, of the Dakota Sioux. Photo was taken by J.E. Whitney, famous
Indian & western photographer dated 1862. In 1862, in Minnesota what
started as a dispute over hunting lands, a Dakota from a small hunting
party murdered a white family of five and as a result the Dakotas
decided to attempt to run out the settlers by raiding other white
settlements. Death tolls range from 500-800 settlers killed. Abraham
Lincoln ordered General John Pope to Minnesota to suppress the
uprising. This resulted in the arrest and conviction of over 300 Dakota
Sioux that were sentenced to hang. Lincoln stepped in and reduced that
number to 38, who were hanged on December 26, 1862 in the largest
mass execution in US history. He is listed a participant and was not one
of those that were hung. Carte is in VGC but has dark area on reverse.
CDV - 1st ILLINOIS CAVALRY / 83rd ILLINOIS INFANTRY - Image
of Wesley B. Casey - no photographer's back mark. Bust view shows
Casey as a 1st Lieut., it is ID'd in pencil on the bottom of the front and
in period ink on the reverse. Casey enlisted into the 1st Illinois Cavalry
but his Company was detached to the 83rd Illinois Infantry where he
fought most of his entire time in the army. He joined the 83rd and was
with them from 7/5/62 until 8/5/64 when he resigned. While in, the 83rd
took part in the battles of Waverly, Tn., Stones River, Tn., Fort
Donelson, Tn., Clarksville, Tn. and Uniontown, Ky. While not listed in
the data base, in the Wall's 'History of Jefferson County', Casey is
noted to have been wounded at Fort Donelson (shot through the arm)
and having a horse fall on him, crushing his leg. The CDV is a bit dirty
and does have a very light crease in the lower section, lightly noticed on
CDV - 1st ILLINOIS CAVALRY / 83rd ILLINOIS INFANTRY - Image
of Wesley B. Casey - no photographer's back mark. Bust view shows a
bearded Casey as a Lieut. wearing a kepi, it is ID'd in period ink on the
bottom of the front and in pencil on the reverse. Casey enlisted into the
1st Illinois Cavalry but his Company was detached to the 83rd Illinois
Infantry where he fought most of his entire time in the army. He joined
the 83rd and was with them from 7/5/62 until 8/5/64 when he resigned.
While in, the 83rd took part in the battles of Waverly, Tn., Stones
River, Tn., Fort Donelson, Tn., Clarksville, Tn. and Uniontown, Ky.
While not listed in the data base, in the Wall's 'History of Jefferson
County', Casey is noted to have been wounded at Fort Donelson (shot
through the arm) and having a horse fall on him, crushing his leg. The
CDV is a bit dirty and does have several rounded corners.
GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - MIDDLE STREET IN TOWN
- Large format stereo by Webster & Albee of Rochester, NY.
Not often do you see photographs of the town of Gettysburg.
Mostly seen are the battlefield, veteran and monument
views. Fortunately the identification of Middle Street can be
barely made out on the labeling (bottom of the right side
photo) but no idea of which direction the camera is pointed
and which intersection but with most of the original buildings
still intact, it may be possible to identify just where on Middle
Street it was taken. Card is in very good condition, has two
black spots as can be seen but these are in the actual
GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - 14TH CONN. INF,
ANDERSON'S MASSACHUSETTS SHARPSHOOTERS AND
1ST RHODE ISLAND LIGHT ARTILLERY - Large format
stereo by Webster & Albee of Rochester, NY. Early view
looking down Hancock Avenue with the three monuments
listed above. Card is in very good condition.
GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - 93RD NEW YORK
INFANTRY MONUMENT - Large format stereo by Webster &
Albee of Rochester, NY. Early view taken from Meade
Avenue. Card is in very good condition.
GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - 15TH AND 50TH NEW
YORK ENGINEER'S MONUMENT - Large format stereo by
Webster & Albee of Rochester, NY. Early view taken
between Stannard's Column and Hummelbaugh's. Card is in
very good condition.
GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - FELLED TREE BY
ARTILLERY ON CULP'S HILL - Stereo view by L. Mumper
of Gettysburg. Early view taken on Culp's Hill with huge tree
torn down near base from an artillery shell. Not a real sharp
photo but still fairly detailed. Several black spots on photo
look like period ink but are in the actual photo. Card is in
GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - RAILROAD CUT - Large
format stereo by Webster & Albee of Rochester, NY. Early
view looking down the railroad cut where so many lives from
both sides were lost mainly on the first day of the battle.
Card is in very good condition.
GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - ARTILLERY ON
CEMETERY HILL WITH TOWN IN THE DISTANCE - Stereo
view by L. Mumper of Gettysburg. Early view taken on
Cemetery Hill showing several Parrott cannon on the old
original park iron carriages and the town of Gettysburg in
the backround. Card is in very good condition - contrast a bit
GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - DEAD CONFEDERATE
SOLDIERS AT THE WHEAT FIELD - ROSE WOODS -
Stereo view by L. Mumper of Gettysburg. Early view taken
near the Rose Woods showing the Confederate dead gathered
for burial. This was originally attributed to Gardiner and the
wagon in the backround is supposed to be his. Card is in very
GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - LITTLE ROUND TOP -
LOOKING NORTH - Stereo view by L. Mumper of
Gettysburg. Early view taken on Little Round Top showing
the view that the Union forces had looking north. Card is in
good condition but has a wrinkle in the right side of the photo.
CDV - 125TH ILLINOIS INFANTRY - Image of Capt. George W.
Holloway - Danville, Illinois photographer's back mark. Bust view shows
Holloway as a Captain, it is ID'd from an identical image on the Civil
War Data Base website (plus one that I had in the past). He joined the
125th and was with them from 9/3/62 until 6/9/65 when he was mustered
out. While in, the 125th took part in the battles of Chickamauga,
Resaca, Dallas, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Louisville, Ga.
and Bentonville. The CDV is in good condition but has been trimmed on
the top end.
CDV - 1ST MASSACHUSETTS BATTERY - HEAVY ARTILLERY - CO.
A - Image of Corporal George L. Tebbitts (Tebberts on the data base) -
Woburn, Mass. photographer's back mark. Seated view, it is ID'd on
the reverse in period ink with full name and unit. He enlisted on 2/25/62
until 10/20/65 when he was mustered out. Company 'A' of the 1st Heavy
Artillery was stationed in the Boston Harbor forts during the War,
guarding the harbor. CDV is in good condition with several spots that
can be seen in the photos.
CDV - MINNESOTA WAR OF 1862 - INDIAN PARTICIPANT - LITTLE
CROW - Image of Little Crow, of the Dakota Sioux. Photo was taken
by J.E. Whitney, famous Indian & western photographer dated 1862. In
1862, in Minnesota what started as a dispute over hunting lands, a
Dakota from a small hunting party murdered a white family of five and
as a result the Dakotas decided to attempt to run out the settlers by
raiding other white settlements. Death tolls range from 500-800 settlers
killed. Abraham Lincoln ordered General John Pope to Minnesota to
suppress the uprising. This resulted in the arrest and conviction of over
300 Dakota Sioux that were sentenced to hang. Lincoln stepped in and
reduced that number to 38, who were hanged on December 26, 1862 in
the largest mass execution in US history. Little Crow, according to the
inscription on the image, was the leader of the uprising. Strange enough
he was not one of those that were hung. Carte is in fair condition ,
shows much wear, clipped corners and damage to the left side of the
carte, all of which can be seen in the photos.
TINTYPE - ENGINEER - 1/9 plate tintype in geometric gutta
percha Union case. View is a bit dark and shows engineer
seated, holding a Hardee hat with Engineer castle. He is also
wearing a foot officer's sword. He is also wearing a jacket with
shoulder tabs and of all the engineer uniforms I have checked
on, the 1st Michigan Engineers and Mechanics are the only
ones I've seen with both the Hardee hat and tabs on the jacket -
this is not to say that it is Michigan for sure (but did come
from a Michigan collection). The tintype is also a period copy -
with a tintype being a one shot deal, if duplicates were desired
later then the photographer would photograph the photograph.
That's what this appears to be. There is a blotchy appearance
in places as can be seen in the photos. The Union case does
have a crack (shown in the photos) and as expected is weak in
that spot. As a result the case will not clasp - not a big deal if
displaying the image in an open case.