DescriptionCased Sixth Plate Tintype of Identified Massachusetts Sergeant Major With Friend. Two armed Union soldiers are seated before a studio backdrop depicting an army camp scene. One fellow wears a sergeant major's chevrons, holds a sword and has the number "46" on his kepi. His associate, a corporal, cradles a musket and wears an imported English "snake" belt buckle. The image is oriented horizontally. Some minor blistering does not effect the subjects. Overall very good condition. A modern note in the case claims the sergeant major is one Joseph Fowler Field of the 46th Massachusetts Infantry. Field held that rank from October 31, 1862 until promoted to 2nd lieutenant on June 4, 1863.
Estimate: $700 - $900.
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