Killer ninth plate ambrotype of Federal cavalry sergeant. Seated with his arms and legs crossed he strikes this very defiant pose. It looks as though the artist took some liberty in adding the sergeants stripes as he doesn’t appear to be actually wearing the rank on his sleeve. Sporting a McDowell pattern cap with cavalry insignia pinned to the front. And how about that flag used as the backdrop! Doesn’t get much more patriotic than that! This is the first example I have seen with this flag used as the back drop. Crystal clear image and what a great look! This one comes housed in a full, gold embossed leatherette case.