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    Sixth Plate Ruby Ambrotype of a Young Confederate Soldier in Columbus Jacket, ca. 1860s. This type of jacket believed to have been issued by the Confederate quartermaster facility in Columbus, Georgia. The Columbus Depot examples found in the Kentucky Military History Museum are made of Gray Jean wool faded to a light brown color and trimmed with French Blue collar and cuffs. The number of buttons varies. The Columbus Depot original examples have five, six and seven button fronts.

    Very early half-leather case and brass frame ruby ambrotype photograph of young confederate soldier. This confederate private is starring intently at this unknown photograph in an unidentified studio. The photographer has tinted his cheeks pink, gilded four of his buttons, and also gilded a large eagle on a shoulder belt rig. Measures approximately 3.25" x 3.75".

    Condition: Very good, scratches on ambro, case is poor-good, only half a case.


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