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    Rare Full Plate Tintype of Confederate Major John M. Lyles, 17th Mississippi Infantry. Displayed in a beautiful contemporary wood frame with applied floral decoration. This large, impressive image captures Major Lyles seated, in uniform and shown from the waist up. The buttons of his uniform and rank devices have been accented in gold. A small brass plaque affixed to the lower edge of the frame reads: "Major John M. Lyles / 17th Miss. Inf.". Contemporary paper labels affixed to the back of the image identify Lyles and one reads "My fathers picture / when he went to / the army". John M. Lyles enlisted on June 1, 1861 (some sources list his enlistment date as April 23, 1861) as a Captain and was commissioned into the "Magnolia Guards" K Company of the 17th Mississippi Infantry. Excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    12th Friday
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