1. Welcome to the CivilWarTalk, a forum for questions and discussions about the American Civil War! Become a member today for full access to all of our resources, it's fast, simple, and absolutely free!
Dismiss Notice
Join and Become a Patron at CivilWarTalk!
Support this site with a monthly or yearly subscription! Active Patrons get to browse the site Ad free!
START BY JOINING NOW!

Colorized Cavalry Officer

Discussion in 'Colorized Period Photographs' started by jpro, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. jpro

    jpro Corporal

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2013
    Messages:
    430
    Here is a image ( identity unknown) I had in my collection that @ColorizedPast took
    and made come alive!
    Here of late he mostly post his work of well known Generals, but I like the fact that this cavalry officer is unknown but not forgotten thanks to this forum and his work!
    Enjoy

    IMG_0667.JPG
     

  2. (Membership has it privileges! To remove this ad: Register NOW!)
  3. DixieRifles

    DixieRifles 1st Lieutenant

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2009
    Messages:
    3,897
    Location:
    Collierville, TN
    Wow. Doesn't look like the same person.

    I could never ID a suspect for the police.
     
  4. Booner

    Booner Sergeant Major

    Joined:
    May 4, 2015
    Messages:
    1,863
    Location:
    Boonville, MO
    I think the subject is a corporal and not an officer. The two stripes on his sleeve would indicate the rank of corporal.
     
    Toothman and James N. like this.
  5. bankerpapaw

    bankerpapaw 2nd Lieutenant

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2007
    Messages:
    2,822
    Location:
    Arkansas
    Wow!! Looks like the photo was made today. Good job!!!
     
    jpro likes this.
  6. James N.

    James N. Captain Forum Host Civil War Photo Contest
    Annual Winner
    Featured Book Reviewer

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2013
    Messages:
    7,215
    Location:
    East Texas
    The only negative observation I have is that his kepi or forage cap appears to be tinted blue. if you look closely, you can see it's shiny, indicating that what you're looking at is actually a removable cover and these were tarred canvas or rubberized so likely black in either case.
     
    jpro likes this.
  7. jpro

    jpro Corporal

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2013
    Messages:
    430
    Thxs. James N I agree. Still believe he did a great job though!!
     
  8. jpro

    jpro Corporal

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2013
    Messages:
    430
    Correct! A non commissioned officer! should have just stated a corporal!!
    Thanks , and hope you enjoyed the colorizing!!
     
  9. DixieRifles

    DixieRifles 1st Lieutenant

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2009
    Messages:
    3,897
    Location:
    Collierville, TN
    I don't know any details but wouldn't it be black? I'm just basing that on the painted canvas packs and straps. However I've never seen on that was as shiny as this cap.
     
  10. major bill

    major bill Major Forum Host

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2012
    Messages:
    9,470
    The image is reversed.
     
    James N. likes this.
  11. Toothman

    Toothman Private

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2017
    Messages:
    66
    Location:
    Temple Terrace, Florida
    That is a cavalry Shell Jacket. I believe it was made for comfort while swinging his sabre and firing his rifle with ease. The "stripes" was just a part of the design. There was two "Stripes" on the back that ran from each shoulder and stopped at each side of the waist.
     
  12. James N.

    James N. Captain Forum Host Civil War Photo Contest
    Annual Winner
    Featured Book Reviewer

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2013
    Messages:
    7,215
    Location:
    East Texas
    The "stripes" you mention were set into the back seams of the six-piece jacket and ended with two little pillow-shaped pads that were in theory supposed to help support the waist belt with its heavy load of saber, revolver, cap pouch, and pistol cartridge box. These weren't particularly popular with many of the troopers who thought they were uncomfortable when lounging around in camp because they prevented sitting or lying against them. To indicate their dislike the men called them bounty jumpers and often cut them off if they thought they could get away with it!
     
    jpro and WJC like this.
  13. JOHN42768

    JOHN42768 2nd Lieutenant Trivia Game Winner

    Joined:
    May 1, 2015
    Messages:
    2,795
    Location:
    Upstate N.Y.
    Those eyebrows are a dead giveaway
     
    jpro likes this.
  14. GELongstreet

    GELongstreet 1st Lieutenant Trivia Game Winner

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Messages:
    4,365
    Location:
    Germany
    I think you mixed up the stripes. The stripes that were referred to are the chevrons shown on the upper sleeves; which indeed make him a Corporal.
     
    jpro likes this.
  15. WJC

    WJC 2nd Lieutenant

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    3,463
    I admire your work! Thanks for sharing!
    One question about this photo (unrelated to color). The Corporal's hat seems shiny: what material would it have been? I've always assumed (there I go again....) that the hats were wool, which ought not shine....
     
    jpro likes this.
  16. James N.

    James N. Captain Forum Host Civil War Photo Contest
    Annual Winner
    Featured Book Reviewer

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2013
    Messages:
    7,215
    Location:
    East Texas
    See my entry above at post #5.
     
    jpro likes this.
  17. WJC

    WJC 2nd Lieutenant

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    3,463
    Thanks for your response!
    I had not noticed the numbering scheme for posts: now I know.
    I also wasn't aware that there was a "removable cover" for the kepi. I thought perhaps it was some sort of a foul weather issue rubber cap, although I'd never heard of that.
    Every day is a good day when one learns something new; today I learned two new things....
     
    jpro and James N. like this.

(Membership has it privileges! To remove this ad: Register NOW!)

Share This Page


(Membership has it privileges! To remove this ad: Register NOW!)