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Rare African American Federal Cavalryman Tintype!

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Item No. HA79122 Category


Extremely rare sixth plate tintype of a colored soldier from a cavalry unit. Images of colored soldiers of infantry units are rare enough but cavalry even more so. There were only 5 cavalry units made up of colored troops which served during the war. This rare trooper even holds the rank of corporal making it that much more desirable. He sits dressed in a cavalry shell jacket and sporting a US waist belt. A revolver can be seen in the holster which rests at his side. He wears a unique cap as well which may be attributed to a specific unit. Written in pencil above his head is simply the name “Charley”. Unfortunately no further information is known on him. Extremely rare view! It does come housed in a full thermoplastic case as well.

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