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    AMBROTYPE SIXTH PLATE JOHN W. PAYNE 2ND KENTUCKY INFANTRY "ORPHAN BRIGADE" CIRCA 1860S. The Orphan Brigade was the nickname of the First Kentucky Brigade, a group of military units recruited from the Commonwealth of Kentucky to fight for the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. The First Kentucky was the largest Confederate unit to be recruited from Kentucky during the war. Its original commander was Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge, former vice president of the United States and candidate for president, enormously popular with Kentuckians. Very nice sixth plate ambrotype of Confederate soldier with his bugle in hand. Has a gilded oval matted frame in leather case.

    Condition:
    Fine, minor light scratches on glass from cleaning.


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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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