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The Tricorne Hat was the official dress hat for the state of Mississippi prior to the American Civil War. The Eagle federal in appearance on the hat is also the from the state plate. Might look for confirmed Mississippi images to compare but that is what it looks like to me. Ryan

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WW1 items from the 41st and 91st divisions. Powder River Let Er' Buck

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Are you sure that not a Daguerreotype ( silver plated on a copper plate)? If it is it could be from the 1840's .

 

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If its Mexican War era, it guaranteed to be a Dag rather than an Ambrotype. Those are limited ot the 1850's-60's. Based on the crispness of the image and the light shining off the background it looked like a dag to me.

 

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This might be from the early to mid-1850s. In 1851 some militia companies adopted Revolutionary War style uniforms for the 75th anniversary of the American Revolution. This style of uniforms was also adopted by some “nativists” organizations who were anti immigrants and wore American Revolution style uniforms to signify their view of American for Americans. Some uniforms were almost copies of the uniforms worn during the Revolution; other companies adopted this style of uniform and wore epaulets like seen in the photograph. Today these uniforms are called ‘The Old Continentals” uniforms.

 

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You should send a good scan of that for possible publication in Military Images magazine. That would probably one the best venues to get more information. You can find them on Facebook or online.

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