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YoungRecruit.jpg

A Young Confederate Recruit
(This image was found in Virginia.)

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BattleShirt.jpg

Confederate in Battle Shirt and Cocked Hat

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CommJacket.jpg

Confederate Private in Commutation-Style Jacket
(Note the resemblance to a Richmond Depot Type II)

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TexanReb.jpg

Confederate in Plain Frock Coat
This great image came out of Texas!
(Note the exterior pocket!)

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EpReb.jpg

Another Rebel in a Commutation or State Issue Jacket
(Note the different color of his epaulets!)

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SideReb.jpg

An Interesting Confederate Image -
This ambrotype illustrates a wide-sleeved,
plain six-button jacket, as well as trousers
with "mule-ear" pockets.

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ArtYanks.jpg

Two Union Artillery Officers
A Quarter-Plate Tintype
One of the prizes of my collection!

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DressYank.jpg

This Yank Looks Like a "Fresh Fish!"
This is a sixth-plate ruby ambrotype.
Ambrotypes are reverse images; I reversed
this one so that it is a correct view.

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Field.jpg

This Yank Looks Like A Veteran!
(Compare him to the soldier to the left.)

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3ArmedYank.jpg

He's Armed to the Teeth!
A Model 1851 Colt Navy revolver, a bowie knife,
and a Model 1840 NCO sword - all probably
photographer's props. (Note where he placed
his company letter and infantry horn emblem.)

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TypYank.jpg

A Typical Yank - Sixth-Plate Ruby Ambrotype
Note the reversed US belt plate. This soldier,
like many others in period studio photos, wears
his accoutrements and holds his musket on the
"wrong" sides, so that they will appear to be on
the "right" side in the reversed image.

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HopeArk.jpg

This ninth-plate ambrotype was found in Hope, Arkansas. The soldier is likely an officer, even though no rank insignia is visible. I base this on the quality of the uniform, the plume on the hat bearing the infantry horn, and the epaulet retaining strap on his shoulder. The subject may even be Confederate - under magnification the coat buttons appear to be cloth-covered, which would be very unusual for a Union officer.

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