Posted 6 years ago
This is a quarter plate ruby ambrotype (on ruby glass) of a New York soldier.
He wears the early war NY shell jacket with high dome buttons and shoulder tabs.
Additionally, he is wearing a Chausseur or Zouave type hat. I have not yet IDd the specific regiment, but may be able to in the future.
What makes the image especially collectable (and valuable) is what appears to be the AMES DAHLGREN KNIFE/ BAYONET.
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