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    Massachusetts Civil War Soldier 1/6th Plate Cased Ambrotype. This Union soldier, although unidentified as an individual, is certainly a son of Massachusetts. Since the photographer didn't slap gilt paint on the uniform buttons in this image, a three-piece Massachusetts staff button is visible under magnification. It is of the arm and sword variety. Also, pinned to the velvet lining on the case lid is a copper veterans' badge, the hanger of which reads 3RD MASS. INFANTRY ASSOCIATION. A small canteen is suspended beneath this and has the popular post-war slogan WE DRANK FROM THE SAME CANTEEN on both sides. The 3rd Massachsetts Volunteers were a 12-month regiment and served exclusively in Eastern North Carolina. The portrait here shows considerable haloing, however the subject remains unaffected. The case is typically worn with a somewhat loose spine.

    Estimate: $450 - $650.

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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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