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.
IM3 1/9th Plate Ruby Ambrotype Grouping, Company B, 11th New Hampshire Infantry
Seated ruby Ambrotype portrait in full leatherette case of an 11th NH soldier, wearing a 4 button sack coat with his issue shirt visible underneath. He is proudly displaying his forage cap with New Hampshire insignia. Clarity and detail are excellent, with finely done tinting on his cheeks. The image is housed in a wonderful patriotic mat with flags, cannon, and drum, with caption "The Union Now and Forever." The accompanying 1/9th plate tintype in a half leatherette case came out of the same estate. Judging by the strong resemblance I believe this is a slightly post war image of the same individual, or possibly his father. The 11th New Hampshire Infantry was a hard fighting unit that served with the 9th Corps at Fredericksburg, Vicksburg, Knoxville, The Overland Campaign, and Petersburg.
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.