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    Ninth Plate Civil War Ruby Ambrotype, of ID'd Federal Infantryman. Probably New York state. Wears kepi with shield shaped device on front. Shell jacket with standup collar and shoulder tabs. Waist belt with no plate with large cutlery handle Bowie knife tucked in one side and stag handled Bowie knife tucked in the other. Holds M1822 musket with bayonet. Period paper folded behind image with pencil script ID "William Murray". Fine quality, bluing overall which has resulted in some darkening of the image else in fine condition. In nice full patriotic leather case embossed with man nailing American flag to staff.


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    June, 2013
    8th Saturday
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