FULL PLATE TINTYPE OF 7TH VERMONT SOLDIER WHO DIED DURING THE WAR

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Item Code: 744-13

Very nice full plate tintype of a Union soldier wearing a dark frock coat with Corporal chevrons. The buttons on the coat are lightly touched with gilt and there is a bluish hue to the Corporal chevrons. Cheeks are also slightly tinted red. Image is clear. There are some minor scratches around the subject but he is untouched by any defects.

The image meas. approx. 8.00 x 10.00 and comes in a white mat and a beautiful walnut frame with gold trim. The frame is old but it was added by the previous owner. The image was originally found in an antique shop in Essex, Connecticut in the late 1980’s or early 90’s without a frame. Attached to the back of the plate when purchased was a label made of masking tape giving the name and particulars of the soldier. Happily, that label is still there and a very nice copy of it is attached to the reverse of the frame so it can be read without removing the back.

The label reads “DANIEL BURNS –PICTURE TAKEN DURING THE CIVIL WAR. HE DIED IN NEW ORLEANS OF YELLOW FEVER DURING THE CIVIL WAR…” The label then goes on to list the soldiers Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

Daniel G. Burns was born in Chittenden, Vermont in 1828. He enlisted December 7, 1861 as a Corporal in Company A, 7th Vermont Infantry. At the time of his enlistment he was living in Jericho. Corporal Burns went with his regiment to the Department of the Gulf and served there until his death in New Orleans on August 22, 1862 leaving behind his widow, Ann. His story as found in the records matches the label on the back of the image perfectly.

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