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On 9/25/2020 at 12:39 PM, scottiques said:

Believe I posted this a while ago in another part of the forum.

 

It is a quarter plate of a cavalry drummer.  I don't own it any more.

 

Scott

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Scott this is such a crazy rare image on so many levels. Thanks for showing us! Really awesome!

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On 9/25/2020 at 11:17 AM, ramram said:

This one isn’t too exciting but he appears to be a Western Theater soldier with musket and possibly a holstered revolver. 
 

Rob M

 

 

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Great image! Thanks for sharing him with us.

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Oh man. What an incredible image! I have had very few Rebels over the years. I had one ambro years ago where you could clearly see the Block I buttons but I traded that one. Thanks for sharing with us. 

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Picked up a couple of ninth plates. 
 

Rob M

 

First guy is wearing a Zouave style jacket but can’t figure out which regiment he might be in. 

 

Second image is a neat Reb image with some wipe marks but wearing a great ostrich plumed hat. 
 

 

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Wow. Very nicely tinted image. I looked at a few images today but nothing special and all overpriced.

Paul

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Latest image to come in is this young soldier, Alonzo Clark of the 31st Maine, who died of disease in 1864. 
 

Rob M

 

 

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Actually it was very common to photograph the dead back in the day. Families would have whole books with photos of dead relatives. Called the book of the dead. But i never saw a dead civil war soldier laid out before. Kinda of creppy

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Very true, it was often the only chance to get a photo of a child after their premature death.  As far as soldiers, there are reportedly only 8 post mortem hard images including this one. 
 

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I know post mortem images are fairly common...just not post mortem images of Civil War soldiers. I have been collecting Civil War and other American military images for almost 30 years now and have never seen a post mortem Civil War soldier for sale..maybe just one or two shown in Military images magazine.

Great to see this one.

Paul

 

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19 minutes ago, ramram said:

Very true, it was often the only chance to get a photo of a child after their premature death.  As far as soldiers, there are reportedly only 8 post mortem hard images including this one. 
 

Rob M

Wow Rob... I didn’t know that number but it doesn’t surprise me.

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Wow very nice! Any idea what state the soldier in the lower left was from?

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On 2/8/2021 at 4:32 AM, USCapturephotos said:

Wow very nice! Any idea what state the soldier in the lower left was from?

Paul

 

Hey Paul,

Tennessee would be the leading candidate based on the uniform type.  There is also a name scribbled in the back of the case but it's tough to fully make out and I haven't had any luck matching up possibilities yet.

Rob

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55 minutes ago, ramram said:

 

Hey Paul,

Tennessee would be the leading candidate based on the uniform type.  There is also a name scribbled in the back of the case but it's tough to fully make out and I haven't had any luck matching up possibilities yet.

Rob

You have a good eye for quality images Rob! I’ll try and post a few more soon.

Paul

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