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    Incredible Full-Plate Ferrotype of Black Civil War Soldiers Here is an outstanding Civil War era studio portrait of two black soldiers, one bearded and one clean-shaven, sitting and holding hands staring straight ahead at the camera. They are both in uniform and highlights have been hand-tinted onto this image. We speculate that they were brothers named Davis from Sharon, Connecticut because of notes on the back of this tintype. It is very likely that they were in the Connecticut 29th Volunteer Infantry, the so-called "Colored Regiment," and research shows that there were several men named Davis in that group. This spectacular photograph is encased in an impressive, heavy union case with high-relief images of Washington crossing the Delaware both front and back. Condition if excellent. You will not find a nicer or more interesting Civil War black soldier photograph anywhere.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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