Beautiful quarter plate ruby ambrotype of this Federal lieutenant. Absolute stunning clarity to this image. This young officer sits dressed in his frock wearing the rank of 2nd lieutenant. A McDowell pattern cap is worn with an embroidered infantry horn worn on the front with his regimental designation. The numbers are blurred but it looks like perhaps the number “19”. He sits cradling this magnificent officers sword and wearing a M1851 eagle waist belt plate over his sash. The clarity of this image is just superb. Ruby ambrotypes are by far my favorite format simply for that reason. Unfortunately this officer is yet to be identified. Housed in a half leatherette case. Really a nice, clear image!