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Posted 5 years ago


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This is a small locket size tintype (cut to size CW era) of a Confederate soldier.

His collar clearly has a single bar insignia of a 2nd Lieutenant. Part of the gilt tint has worn away and the bar (or stripe) can be clearly seen below the tinting.

Caution should be exercised when acquiring Confederate images. Several times, I have observed modern tinting on a civilian image to create a Confederate Soldier! Additionally, the often heard adage of gray uniforms or non standard uniforms is often misused to attach a Confederate attribution.

The incentive is great. A standard Sixth plate (tintype) bust shot of a Union soldier is readily available at less than $100. The same shot of a Confederate will start at about $500!

Reproduction of these images in any form is not authorized.



  1. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks again for looking and commenting bellin.

  2. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
  3. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks amber-- I appreciate you looking and commenting.

  4. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks vetraio.

  5. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks for looking walks and rob.

  6. tlmbaran tlmbaran, 5 years ago
  7. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting tlmbaran.

    I used to collect Confederate images-- probably had about 75- 100 at one time. In the mid to late 90s, I sold most of them.

    This is the last (I think) in my collection. I got it in a Bowling Green KY antique mall for $35 in the early 90s. At that price I can afford to keep it.

  8. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks inky and cultcha.

  9. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks buss, tom and filmnet.

  10. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks for looking p....

  11. Poop Poop, 5 years ago
    Ive got a picture of a union soilder :) its actually my profile picture, great post btw! Ive been looking around for condederate stuff while antiquing and all i ever find is union, lol ohh well someday ill find something confederate
  12. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting p....

    Another myth to watch for is the "upside down US buckle". I often see images of soldiers in complete Union uniforms attributed as Confederate due to an upside down buckle. Unfortunately, many dealers believe this one.

  13. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Link to another Confederate Officer on Collectors Weekly:

  14. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks mikko!

  15. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Wish I could find our pix of our great, great etc., etc. grandfather on the Strickland side of the family, in his Confederate uniform with flintlock. Sister has also misplaced our grandfather's .32 Colt Pocket Positive .
  16. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Sounds like a great photograph!

    Nice to have family pieces. That would be a very valuable image as well.


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