I’m very appreciative for all the replies to my post of 2 photos a couple days ago. From that I learned a lot and have since identified the rank on some of my other photos in my collection. So far all Union / Federal boys.
I’m pretty sure I have one Confederate photo and I’ve included it below. Please share/educate me with any info regarding what State he’s from, type of uniform, type of weapons, rank, rough approx value? He was part of a larger lot I bought at a Pennsylvania auction. I thank you in advance for your replies.
I took in for some repair work a Colt 1860 Army made during 1862 that has e. m. Camp's (EMC) inspector cartouche on the left hand grip but on the right hand grip is the pictured cartouche that I've not seen before nor have been able to find out anything about it. Anyone here familiar with this one?
Any help IDing the sword my GGfather brought home after 2 1/2 years Co A 19th Tenn Cavalry with Forest ? 39 inches unsheathed. He was at Brice's Crossroad, Fort Pillow, Fort Donaldson and the Nashville Retreat plus the smaller clashes - never wounded and brought the same horse home he started with. Always rode very erect in the saddle and told all - you rode erect as it was less tireing than slouching. Tall man at 6'2" for that time. Would have a teen age son killed by lightning inside his house in 1895. A church deacon, fair, honest, hard working and decent but still not a man to trifle...
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