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Sporting a dark cap with brass letters " C G" pinned to the front.
These were issued very early on during the sharpshooters initial start up. They would become very stiff once they got wet and Berdan didn't care for the grey color as it looked to similar to Confederate uniforms and so they went by the way side. Item #28954 Beautifully clear ninth plate ruby ambrotype of a Confederate infantryman giving the camera a steely eyed glare..There were a number of regiments from Virginia with those initials unfortunately. Dressed in a grey jacket trimmed with black cloth shoulder tabs.Armed with his musket which he displays for the camera with the hammer cocked. So much so you can clearly see the weave of the jean cloth the jacket was made from. He wears this fantastic grey, wide brimmed felt cap which you often see among worn among North Carolina troops. In June, 1862 Hinsdale would be severely wounded during a charge upon enemy works at the Battle of Seven Pines.The butt of a pistol can be seen poking out from his side. Item #90211 Ninth plate ambrotype of this fearsome rebel soldier armed with an incredibly massive D-Guard bowie knife. Dressed in this grey wool "battleshirt" front in what was probably a red cloth strip. That blade is as wide as his hand and I'm sure weighed every bit of 10 pounds.
He also sports a grey cap with a thin band of leather running around the base of the cap. Just a classic rebel view with the iconic rebel D-Guard!
It contains some of the more historically significant images which I have sold in the past and also serves as an excellent online database of some of the countless number of uniforms which saw service during the the 4 years of conflict as well as those searching for images of long lost relatives which I get requests for from time to time. The regiment would see their first action at Corinth where they would suffer a casualty rate of nearly 50%.