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Sporting a dark cap with brass letters " C G" pinned to the front.Two large buttons are on either side of the cap and these do appear to be Virginia buttons as well. Item #89121 Fantastic ninth plate tintype of a Tarheel rebel infantryman.
A lock of braided red hair resides in the case along with the image.He's armed with a revolver that he holds across his mid section with the hammer cocked and his finger on the trigger. This one comes housed in a full thermoplastic case. Item #89132 Magnificent carte view of Colonel John W. Hinsdale would begin the war in 1861 serving as a 2nd lieutenant in the 8th North Carolina Infantry and would serve as an aide de camp on the staff of his uncle Brigadier General T. He would serve along side Holmes until January, 1865. This is a sixth plate ruby ambrotype of a Federal soldier seated and holding a cannonball in his lap. Pretty killer image and probably the only one you will ever find.It was then that he was elected colonel of the North Carolina 3rd Regiment, Junior Reserves. In mid April, 1863 he would be promoted to drum major. He is posed holding his cap in his hand with the crown decorated in braid and a wonderful 2nd Corps, 1st Division badge pinned to the top. Jackson would serve up until the regiment was mustered out of service at the end of May, 1865. Housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine. Item #78231 Drop dead beautiful sixth plate ruby ambrotype.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.