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    Rare Sixth Plate Ambrotype: "Sumter Light Guards" Confederate Soldier, ca 1860s. Just a little history on this very colorful Company: Company "K" of the 4th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment, the "Sumter Light Guards" formed in Americus, Georgia on April 27, 1861. They left Americus April 27, 1861. Arrived in Augusta, Georgia April 28, 1861. Engaged in battle of Malvern Hill Virginia July 1, 1862, when two men were killed and eight were wounded. October 31, 1862, crossed Shenandoah River and Blue Ridge Mountains and remained several days near Upperville, Virginia. Crossed the Shenandoah River and bivouacked several days, thence marched toward Strasburg, Virginia. where they remained several days. While there, they tore up the Manassas Gap railroad for several miles. Left camp November 21, 1862 , and went toward Gordonsville, Virginia, reaching there November 25, where they remained two days, when they marched to near Fredericksburg, thence to Front Royal, where they remained several days. Started to Fredericksburg, December 12, 1862. Lay in the line of battle for several days and occupied front line on December 15. On December 16th bivouacked near Hamilton's Crossing on Fredericksburg, railroad. On the morning of July 4, 1864, marched to Harper's Ferry where they lay in line of battle for two days.

    The soldier in this gutta percha-cased photo is standing and starring intently at the photographer. He is wearing a plaid shirt and a Confederate belt buckle, has a holstered pistol and a large bedroll item strapped on his back. He is holding a percussion rifle with his kepi and the letters "4 SLG" (4th Sumter Light Guards). Measures approximately in case 3.25" x 3.75".

    Condition: Good-very good, there is some rust color on image


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