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    Texas CSA Captain W. J. Spurlock: Half-Plate Tintype. 4" x 5.375" tintype with hand-painted highlights depicting a Confederate officer identified as William Jackson Spurlock, housed in half of an embossed paper case (surface wear to case). He appears in a regulation uniform with cartridge box, holster, shoulder sash, kepi and dress sword sash. The sword he holds has a multi-branch guard and was possibly made by J. C. Wilson of Houston. The unusual belt has a rarely seen CS belt plate with oval tongue and wreath. The image is in overall fine condition with good clarity. Spurlock was a Georgia native who moved to Texas and was killed at the Battle of Foudouche Bayou in Pointe Coupee, Louisiana. It is likely this image was taken in his adopted state of Texas. Consigned by a direct descendant of Spurlock.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    11th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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