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    Rare Early War Soft Emulsion 1/6 Plate Ruby Ambrotype Portrait of a Member of the 72d Pennsylvania Infantry, "Baxter's Fire Zouaves". Wears full uniform including the distinctive red trimmed jacket with ball buttons, fastened only at the neck exposing the vest, also gaiters. Forage cap on the table at his side. Very fine quality with every uniform detail evident, some bluing / haloing typical of these early images. The 72d Penna. was heavily engaged throughout its term of service, including: The Seven Days, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg where the 72d was instrumental in turning back Pickett's charge at the stone wall. The regiment lost 193 men killed and mortally wounded during its tenure. There is no case. A scarce Civil War image.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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