Beautiful ninth plate ruby ambrotype of an unidentified member of the 7th Tennessee Cavalry. Dressed in quite the uniform. He wears a jacket made entirely out of velvet with white lace herring bone trim and two rows of eagle buttons. The jacket is also trimmed with white shoulder bars made out of the same white lace. A large silk cravat completes the look. While he is not identified the uniform is well documented as having been worn by the 7th Tennessee. It most likely dates to the spring or early summer of 1862 when the regiment was initially raised. They would see action at Franklin, Nashville, Alabama and in and around Tennessee. Beautiful image and housed in a full thermoplastic case.