Dating sheffield silver plate
$3800.00 Item #90899 Sixth plate tintype of a pair of yankee pards striking a casual pose.The family CDV album in pristine condition holding 30 views including one of Henry in civilian dress. His original appointment to 3rd sergeant dated August, 1862 and signed by the regiment's major who would later be killed at the Wilderness. This unidentified New York soldier sits dressed in a state issue jacket with a silver id shield pinned to his breast as well as a 6th Corps badge for the 1st Division. $850.00Item #76101 Rare quarter plate tintype of a member of the 3rd New Jersey Cavalry known as the "Butterfly Hussars" dressed in the distinctive uniform worn by this regiment.Also included in his certificate from the state of Vermont acknowledging his service. One is identified inside the back cover to "James Huston Burnside Barracks Indianapolis, Indiana". Accompanying the view is the actual badge which is being worn in the image. The badge itself is about 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" and is made from coin silver with a red felt center representing the 1st Division. The 6th Corps was one of the Army of the Potomac's hardest fought units of the war. The regiment was granted special permission for this distinctive dress which helped to bolster it's recruitment during late 1863 and early 1864.They would see action in a number of battles such as Winchester, Five Forks, Appomattox and several others. They don't come up to often and this one is crystal clear and identified! The jacket sports elaborate cuff trim light colored, broad shoulder tabs. He's dressed in a frock with some very crude corporals chevrons on the sleeve while he grips his musket with one hand. These do come housed in a double cased thermoplastic case.
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