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Posted 3 years ago

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scottvez
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This is a CDV sized tintype of a Civil War soldier.

The gold tinting has made his cap insignia a little hard to decipher-- either "crossed cannons" meaning he is artillery or "crossed sabers", meaning he is cavalry.

He wears a standard Union enlistedman's frock coat with shoulder scales.

He has a large Colt revolver stuck in his belt.

The backdrop on this image is very involved-- large US Flag, cannon, camp scene, and a horse pulled wagon.

Reproduction of this image in any form is not authorized.

Thanks for looking,

Scott

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks stepback-- I appreciate you looking at my items.

    Scott
  2. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    I forgot to mention: this is most likely an early war photograph. The shoulder scales were not worn as much later in the war.

    Scott
  3. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks tlmbaran.

    Scott
  4. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks tom.

    Scott
  5. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks fourpeepsake.

  6. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
    Scott did you see the uniform buttons I posted earlier, need some help on one of them, any ideas?
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/38990-civil-war-uniform-button?in=user
  7. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Yes, kerry I took a look and posted some info.

    I will add later today.

    Scott
  8. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking official.

    Scott
  9. AmberRose AmberRose, 3 years ago
    Whenever I see these kinds of photos, I always wonder if they made it.
  10. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking AmberRose-- it certainly is a question to ponder.

    The identified photographs are more desirable for that exact reason-- you can track down the history of the soldier and determine where they fought/ wounded/ POW/ KIA.

    Scott
  11. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking kerry.

    Scott
  12. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    USA-- here is a Civil War image that I previously posted on CW that I thought you might enjoy seeing!

    I have about a hundred (maybe more) CW soldier images-- many Ohio guys that I will post if you have an interest.

    Scott
  13. USACollect, 2 years ago
    Thanks Scott. That image is very nice!
  14. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks-- I guess some would call it a buck or two image, but I would put its market value a little higher!

    Scott
  15. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks village-- be sure to check out my other Civil War and antique photograph listings!

    Scott
  16. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Happy 4th of JULY!

    scott
  17. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks walksoftly and mikko.

    scott

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