Classic New York Infantryman Tintype

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Superb sixth plate tintype of an early New York volunteer. Standing pose of this New Yorker as he steadies his M1816 musket as his side which were issued to a number of early New York regiments. Dressed in the unmistakable New York issue Chasseur jacket and light trousers. His cartridge box is worn by running the leather sling under the shoulder tab effectively keeping it in place from sliding off the shoulder. A heavily gilded SNY waist belt plate is worn as well. He has taken the leather sling to the M1858 canteen he carries and run it under the shoulder tab in the same fashion as the cartridge box.  Using a little soldier ingenuity, this infantryman has taken slide used to keep the billet end of the strap from flopping around and has instead used it to cinche down the canteen strap to keep the canteen from flopping around.  You usually see this done with the cloth straps where they would tie a knot in the sling just above the canteen. A unique, silver id badge is pinned to the breast of his jacket while his cap is worn with an eagle pinned to the front. Wonderful example of your outfitted New York infantryman. This one does come housed in a full thermoplastic case.

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