Double Armed Confederate 1/6th Plate Ambrotype

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     This is a nice 1/6th plate ambrotype of a double armed Confederate soldier. He is armed with a civilian style rifle that could be an early, circa 1812 state contract rifle, as well as a small revolver that I can't positively identify.

     He is dressed in an unusual dark colored nine button frock coat with function flap chest pockets. He is also wearing an oil cloth, or at least oil cloth covered, kepi. Given the distinctiveness of his uniform it may be possible to identify the unit this soldier belonged to.

 

     There is toning around the edges of the image that lightly covers the subject's face. Other than that, the important portions of the image have nice clarity. There are some light spots, as shown in the third picture, that are mostly filled in when there is a dark colored backing in place as in picture two.

The image is held in half a leather case. There is a small brass loop sewn to the back of the case to allow the image to be hung on a wall.