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    SIXTH PLATE EARLY WAR RUBY AMBROTYPE OF A HEAVILY ARMED CONFEDERATE IN BATTLE SHIRT. Half length seated. Waist belt with unusual circular plate and capbox. Ivory gripped Sheffield Bowie knife in scabbard prominently displayed tucked into front of belt. Holds a pocket size round barrel percussion revolver up to the camera with a sword blade visible to the side of his shoulder. Leather over the shoulder sling, probably for a canteen. Wool battle shirt and large light colored slouch hat. Exquisite quality, perfect condition, housed in leather case. Typical of the variety of arms and equipage carried into battle by Confederate enlisted men early in the war. An extremely rare and striking image.

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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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