Nice sixth plate tintype of a yank infantryman. This one has a very faint pencil id inside the case reading “James Coop”. This would be James Coop of the 14th Illinois Infantry, Company K. James would muster as a private with the regiment in May, 1861. A month later he would be promoted to musician of his company on June 15, 1861. A year later however he would be discharged after Congress abolished all regimental bands. James is shown here dressed in a four button sack coat and sporting his cap along with a US waist belt plate and his bayonet visible held in the scabbard. Armed with his Springfield rifle which he proudly displays for the camera. Housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine.