Ninth plate ambrotype of this fearsome rebel soldier armed with an incredibly massive D-Guard bowie knife. Probably from the Trans-Mississippi area. Dressed in this grey wool “battleshirt” front in what was probably a red cloth strip. He rests this enormous knife on his shoulder. That blade is as wide as his hand and I’m sure weighed every bit of 10 pounds. Just a classic rebel view with the iconic rebel D-Guard!