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#1 scottiques

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Posted 30 July 2019 - 01:03 PM

With the help of a fellow collector, I was able to identify this guy as a USMC serving in the Civil War.

 

He wears a regulation 7 button frock coat with two cuff buttons and the white buff leather.  His SGT stripes are inverted and while I cannot discern the letter "M" in the bugle-- there is definitely something in the badge:

 

 

mar1.jpeg   mar2.jpeg

 

mar3.jpeg   mar4.jpeg

 

Photograph is by Prince of New Orleans, so this guy appears to have served in one of the gulf coast ships.

 

I am not attached to this one, so it will probably go to the for sale section in the next few weeks.

 

Scott



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Posted 30 July 2019 - 01:06 PM

Here are 2 photos under more natural light:

 

 

mar5.jpeg     mar7.jpeg

 

 

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Posted 30 July 2019 - 01:17 PM

Great image. My compliments. Mike

#4 scottiques

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Posted 30 July 2019 - 03:53 PM

Thanks much, Mike.

 

Enjoyed talking with you at Chattanooga and I appreciate your business!

 

Scott



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Posted 30 July 2019 - 04:54 PM

I don't know much about USMC in the Civil War. What makes him a Marine?



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Posted 31 July 2019 - 08:08 AM

His uniform matches the USMC regulations:  7 button frock coat with stand up collar and two cuff buttons, inverted chevrons, white buff leather gear and hat insignia (cannot completely discern the "M").

 

Scott



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Posted 31 July 2019 - 08:28 AM

The NCO sword as well with buff sliding frog helps too. BTW Louis Prince, the photographer, was active at that address during the civil war. Nice image!

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Posted 31 July 2019 - 04:27 PM

very nice



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Posted 23 November 2019 - 07:40 PM

Can't believe I missed this one. Phenomenal image. I have a portrait of a bearded private in this uniform, but it is much less clear than this one




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