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    Cased Ninth Plate Tintype of Connecticut Soldier. The uniformed young man here sports his first set of whiskers and is identified by pencil in the case as "George N. Downs / Age 21 / Company B / 22 regiment CV / Enlisted September / 20th 1863". A sharp photograph with good contrasts and free of defects. Case lightly worn, yet solid. Included is a penciled Autograph Letter Signed "G A Downs", two pages, 5" x 7.5", "Miners Hill", January 21, 1863, to his sister. He speaks of camp life and acquaintances. Fine condition. Had this letter been full of battle content, such would have been pure fabrication. Downs served for less than a year in a regiment given to guard duty and defense construction. He survived the ordeal.

    Estimate: $300 - $500.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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