DescriptionExceptional ¼ Plate Tintype of William Rees, Company B, 103rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry.
Comprising: 1.) ¼ plate tintype of Rees seated in uniform with his kepi laying on a table by his side. The buttons of his uniform coat and kepi have been hand colored. The image is housed under glass in the lower half of an embossed leather case, retaining the ornate gilt mat. 2.) Autograph note removed from a larger document or letter reading, in full: "William Rees / Co B 103d Regt. P.V. / Col T. F. Lehman / Chiems Brigade / Casey's Division / Washington D.C.".
William Rees was a resident of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania who enlisted as a private on September 24, 1861 and mustered into the 103rd Pennsylvania Infantry. Records show he died of disease August 25, 1862 at Philadelphia.
Condition: 1.) Excellent. A remarkably clear image with a few trivial scratches to the emulsion. Lacking top lid to case. 2.) Very good. Bright, legible with obvious ragged edges along the right and lower margins from having been torn from a larger document or letter.
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