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    Civil War ½-Plate Ambrotype of a Private in the Orleans Guard Battalion Louisiana Infantry Identified as Octane Fellon. Housed in the original embossed brown leatherette case complete brass mat and glass. The image features a young soldier in uniform standing at attention wearing a forage cap, gaiters, knap sack and posed with his musket with fixed bayonet. Certain details of his uniform have been hand-embellished including his claw belt buckle, buttons, bayonet scabbard tip and watch chain. The consignor indicates the image depicts Octane Fellon who enlisted the first time at New Orleans on December 1, 1861 and mustered into F Company of the Louisiana 30th Infantry. After 90 days on March 1, 1862 he mustered into E Company of the Orleans Guard Battalion Infantry. The consignor also indicates that Fellon was killed at the Battle of Shiloh though this has not been verified.

    Condition: Very good. Some loss to the emulsion but generally a clear image. The case lid is detached from the bottom.


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    December, 2017
    10th Sunday
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