IM1 Quarter Plate Tintype of Union Soldier with Holstered Sidearm, Full Leatherette Case
Full standing tintype with great clarity. Soldier has ankle high boots with a US belt and holstered pistol. Excellent painted backdrop with US flag and camp scene with tents, soldiers, and cookpots.
IM2 CDV of William H. Shove, 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, Killed at Petersburg
Full standing Carte de Visite of William H. Shove (standing at right) with an unidentified comrade. Shove enlisted on 7/5/1861 as a private in Company D, 1st MA Heavy Artillery. He was wounded in the assault on Petersburg, VA on 6/18/1864 and died of his wounds 6 days later on the 24th. The backmark is R.W. Addis, Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC, where the regiment, like many other Heavy Artillery units, manned the forts protecting the city. The Heavy Artillery regiments were sent to the front by Grant to serve as infantry during the Overland Campaign, and suffered very heavy casualties.
IM4 1/6th Plate Tintype of Union Soldier in Full Leatherette Case
Seated tintype of a dapper looking Union soldier wearing an enlisted frock coat with vest underneath. The painted backdrop has a nice scene with stacked muskets, cartridge box, and flag in the upper left corner.
IM3 Albumen Oval Image of Union Infantry Officer
Very clear standing Albumen print of a young infantry Lieutenant or Captain proudly displaying his foot officer's sword. Beautifully mounted in a gilded wood frame 6.5 inches tall. The image came out of New Hampshire, and some genealogy notes on the back name the officer as Great grandfather True. A very clear and attractive image.
IM5 1/4th Plate Tintype of Maine Soldier in Full Leatherette Case
Nice full standing quarter plate tintype of a Union soldier in a greatcoat with a known Maine backdrop. I believe this backdrop represents Fort Knox on the Penobscot River, with the town of Bucksport in the background. The soldier wears a forage cap with a raincover. The tintype is slightly dark with no glass. Comes in a full leatherette case with a repaired spine.