A unique and rare sixth plate tintype of a Native American serving with the United States infantry. There were approximately 20,000 Native Americans that served both north and south during the war. Fully equipped with a US waist belt. M1858 smooth side canteen, cap box and cartridge box which is worn on the belt with the bayonet housed in the scabbard. (Continued in comments.)
A scene so stark and bleak that one could easily mistake it for the fabled no-man's-land of the Great War fifty years later. A dead Confederate soldier lies in the rain-sodden mud in Fort Mahone outside Petersburg, April,
A splendid sixth-plate ambrotype of a double-armed Federal infantryman. Seated pose dressed in his frock a sporting this wonderful M1858 Hardee hat with an ostrich plume and infantry insignia pinned to the front. His musket is tucked under his arm with the bayonet attached while he displays a nice Colt 1849 pocket revolver across his chest. This image is housed in a very nice double sided thermoplastic case.
[Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with musket, bayonet in scabbard, revolver, and cap box in front of painted backdrop showing military camp scene]; sixth-plate tintype, hand-colored ; x cm (case).
Henry Benjamin Davis (1840-1864), photo taken 1864, Corinth, Mississippi, 64 Illinois Infantry (Yates' Sharpshooters), Company D; Born Cherokee, Alabama, married Jan 1860 Susan Ellen Grimes in Franklin, Alabama, died Marietta, Georgia