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Unidentified 14th Virginia Infantry Ambrotype

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Super little ninth plate ambrotype of a reb sporting this unique uniform. Dressed in a grey jacket with the collar and face of the jacket trimmed in black cloth tape. The jacket also features false shoulder bars, each adorned with a Virginia button and a small slash pocket located at the mid section. Large Virginia buttons run down the front of the jacket while a rectangular 1850’s eagle militia plate is worn around the waist. A matching grey cap with a lower band of black completes the ensemble. This uniform has been identified to the “Chesterfield Central Guards” who made up Company D of the 14th Virginia Infantry. A second image is known of this same soldier held in another private collection which shows him dressed in this identical uniform with the exception of the initials “C C G” pinned to the front of his cap. A scan of that image will be included with the sale for reference. The 14th Virginia would fight in a number of significant battles including Gettysburg where the regiment lost over a quarter of the 422 men that went into the battle. Great little image with this very unique uniform. Housed in a half leatherette case.

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