Sharp looking sixth plate ambrotype of an early state volunteer. Not sure where this fellow is from. Mid western state most likely. Indiana perhaps. Dressed in a dark blue, 8 button service jacket with cloth shoulders tabs and belt loops. He wears corporal stripes on the sleeve but you can clearly see they used to be sergeant stripes and the top chevron on each sleeve has been removed. Busted down in rank no doubt. The buttons along the front of the jacket are Federal eagle buttons. A nice and clear M1851 eagle waist belt is worn along with his sash. You can just see the scabbard for the sword that he holds jutting up from his hip. A very beat up cap is worn with infantry insignia and his company letter “E” pinned to the front. Sharp looking image. This one comes housed in a full patriotic thermoplastic case.