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BENJAMIN KEYS 21st GEORGIA, DIED OF WOUNDS AT GROVETON (SECOND MANASSAS)

BENJAMIN KEYS 21st GEORGIA, DIED OF WOUNDS AT GROVETON (SECOND MANASSAS)

This sixth plate ambrotype was identified from a companion tintype and shows Benjamin F. Keys, Co. G 21st Georgia, seated, with his arms folded at his waist. He wears a gray jacket with standing… (1139-57). Learn More »

CIVIL WAR EARLY VOLUNTEER WITH M1855 RIFLE, READY FOR THE FIGHT

CIVIL WAR EARLY VOLUNTEER WITH M1855 RIFLE, READY FOR THE FIGHT

This sixth plate ambrotype is a full-standing portrait of what is likely an early war newly minted Union volunteer showing off his uniform and gear, so far as it had been issued. He wears a forage… (1138-1921). Learn More »

IDENTIFIED MUSICIAN OF THE PETERSBURG MILITIA

IDENTIFIED MUSICIAN OF THE PETERSBURG MILITIA

Formerly in the collection of Bill Turner, this sixth plate ambrotype has a great pedigree, having been published as Figure 2 in Albaugh’s landmark “Confederate Faces.” Identified there as a,… (1138-1866). Learn More »

VERY UNUSUAL AMBROTYPE OF A CS CAVALRY TROOPER

VERY UNUSUAL AMBROTYPE OF A CS CAVALRY TROOPER

This is nice ambrotype of sixth plate size shows a Confederate first lieutenant in gray frock coat, seated next to a table with a floral cover on it and large book on which he rests one elbow, with… (1138-1885). Learn More »

FIRST LIEUTENANT DAVID T. POYNER, VIRGINIA MILITIA, CA. 1859; CAPTAIN BRUNSWICK GUARD, CO. A, 5th VIRGINIA BATTALION OF INFANTRY 1861

FIRST LIEUTENANT DAVID T. POYNER, VIRGINIA MILITIA, CA. 1859; CAPTAIN BRUNSWICK GUARD, CO. A, 5th VIRGINIA BATTALION OF INFANTRY 1861

This wonderful image was published on the back cover of Military Images in 2007. Poyner is shown seated in this sixth plate ambrotype cradling his 1850 pattern foot officer’s sword and wearing a… (1138-1858). Learn More »

CONFEDERATE SOLDIER IN UNIFORM, LOY FAMILY OF VIRGINIA

CONFEDERATE SOLDIER IN UNIFORM, LOY FAMILY OF VIRGINIA

This sixth-plate ambrotype shows a young Confederate soldier seated, wearing a dark forage cap or kepi, and light color uniform jacket with standing collar and shoulder tabs. Eight buttons are visible… (1138-1861). Learn More »

VERY UNUSUAL AMBROTYPE OF A CS CAVALRY TROOPER

VERY UNUSUAL AMBROTYPE OF A CS CAVALRY TROOPER

This 6th plate ambrotype is quite wonderful in showing a real Confederate cavalry trooper much as Hollywood liked to portray him. In fact, this is one of those images that excites loud comments from… (1138-1820). Learn More »

6th PLATE AMBROTYPE OF A DAPPER SIX-YEAR-OLD

6th PLATE AMBROTYPE OF A DAPPER SIX-YEAR-OLD

This crystal clear ambrotype shows a young boy posed wearing a cap and holding what seem to be a very fashionable thin walking stick. He is fashionably attired in open jacket, fastened only at the… (1138-1915). Learn More »

BEFORE AND AFTER ENLISTING IN THE CONFEDERATE ARMY

BEFORE AND AFTER ENLISTING IN THE CONFEDERATE ARMY

This pair of sixth-plate ambrotypes is housed in a nice thermoplastic case with a geometric and floral border imitating a rustic frame, surrounding a scene of birds picking at a flowering plant. This… (1138-1834). Learn More »

CAPTAIN W.W. RANDOLPH: LIKELY WILLIAM WELFORD RANDOLPH, 2nd VIRGINIA, LATER LT. COLONEL, KIA THE WILDERNESS 1864

CAPTAIN W.W. RANDOLPH: LIKELY WILLIAM WELFORD RANDOLPH, 2nd VIRGINIA, LATER LT. COLONEL, KIA THE WILDERNESS 1864

Identified as Capt. W.W. Randolf (sic) in the files of the late Bill Turner, noted Virginia collector and dealer, this six plate ambrotype shows Randolph seated with one hand on his thigh and the… (1138-1803). Learn More »

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIER IN MONITOR CASE

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIER IN MONITOR CASE

This southern soldier is shown seated, resting one elbow on a table beside him. He wears a double-breasted frock coat and is likely an officer, though we don’t see any rank insignia. The image has… (1138-1893). Learn More »

PRE-WAR VIRGINIA MILITIA OFFICER

PRE-WAR VIRGINIA MILITIA OFFICER

This sixth-plate ambrotype is from the collection of the late Bill Turner and was marked by him as a Virginia militia officer, an identification with which we agree. The state’s 1858 regulations… (1138-1901). Learn More »

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF YOUNG DRUMMER IN ZOUAVE UNIFORM

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF YOUNG DRUMMER IN ZOUAVE UNIFORM

Elmer Ellsworth’s 1860 tour of the country with his United States Zouave Cadets set off a craze for zouave fashion in general and their light infantry style drill among militia units in particular.… (1138-1927). Learn More »

FANTASTIC QUARTER-PLATE RUBY AMBROTYPE OF CAPTAIN G. W. WATERS COMMANDING JEFFERSON BARRACKS MISSOURI

FANTASTIC QUARTER-PLATE RUBY AMBROTYPE OF CAPTAIN G. W. WATERS COMMANDING JEFFERSON BARRACKS MISSOURI

Image shows Captain George Washington Waters mounted on his horse in a field with trees and a small building in the background. The image has a little oxidation around the edges but the rider and… (1139-17). Learn More »

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF CONFEDERATE SOLDER IN QM ISSUE JACKET

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF CONFEDERATE SOLDER IN QM ISSUE JACKET

This ambrotype is from the collection of the late Bill Turner and was noted by him as a Virginia Volunteer. He rests one elbow on a table and wears a nine-button jacket with shoulder straps, very much… (1138-1977). Learn More »

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF “DOCTOR AMISS” EX-BILL TURNER COLLECTION

SIXTH PLATE AMBROTYPE OF “DOCTOR AMISS” EX-BILL TURNER COLLECTION

This very clear ambrotype shows a young man in officer’s uniform at left with his arm draped protectively behind a younger girl on the right. He wears an 1839 pattern forage cap and an officer’s… (1138-1897). Learn More »

CONFEDERATE SERGEANT IN RICHMOND DEPOT JACKET WITH GIBSON WOOD BUTTONS

CONFEDERATE SERGEANT IN RICHMOND DEPOT JACKET WITH GIBSON WOOD BUTTONS

This Confederate sergeant is shown seated in a 6th plate ambrotype wearing a jacket buttoned at the collar, but open to show part of his shirt. The jacket seems clearly to be a Richmond Depot Type-II… (1138-1890). Learn More »

DOUBLE CASED CLEAR IMAGES OF TWO CONFEDERATE PRIVATES

DOUBLE CASED CLEAR IMAGES OF TWO CONFEDERATE PRIVATES

These two sixth plate, very clear ambrotype images of Confederate soldiers are unidentified but are nicely paired in a double thermoplastic case. The image on the left is tintype and shows a young man… (1138-1863). Learn More »

CONFEDERATE PRIVATE IN QM ISSUE JACKET

CONFEDERATE PRIVATE IN QM ISSUE JACKET

This is a nice, clear 6th plate ambrotype of a Confederate private in an issue jacket. He is seated beside a table on which he rests his elbow. The table comes up rather high on his side. He wears a… (1138-1865). Learn More »

FANTASTICALLY CLEAR AMBROTYPE OF A YOUNG CONFEDERATE ARTILLERYMAN

FANTASTICALLY CLEAR AMBROTYPE OF A YOUNG CONFEDERATE ARTILLERYMAN

Beautiful, waist-up, ninth-plate image of a young, clean-shaven Southern artilleryman wearing a light shell jacket with cloth epaulettes and red tinted collar, cuffs and piping. The tinting is really… (1139-49). Learn More »


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VERY SCARCE SWAN CONTRACT VIRGINIA MILITIA REGIMENTALLY MARKED MUSKET, CIRCA 1799: COMPANY C, 54th REGIMENT, NORFOLK BOROUGH

This musket follows the general lines of a British Short Land Pattern musket, but bears no British maker, ordnance, or proof marks. The lock is a two-screw lock with gooseneck hammer, rounded pan and no external bridle. The lockplate is stamped with… (1000-0255). Learn More »

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