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    Doubtless, one of the most remarkable Confederate images we've ever cataloged.

    Confederate CDV Portrait of A. P. Safford, 1st Alabama Infantry. Safford wears a dark colored shell jacket with standup collar and shoulder tabs with matching trousers, a pattern known to have been issued to Alabama troops early in the war. Huge slouch hat with side turned up and knee high boots. Holds a flintlock Hall breech loading rifle with hammer cocked and unidentified pistol tucked in to his very wide waist belt. Suspended from the belt on strap hangers is the largest D-guard Bowie knife we've ever seen in an image. Scabbard seam appears to be riveted with metal tip. Period pencil script notation on the verso, "Captured at Fort Donelson" (actually the 1st Alabama was captured in its entirety at Island No. 10). Very fine quality, pristine condition. A rare opportunity.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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