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Confederate Civil War Soldier ~ Just Fighting Age ~ Id'd Deforest Parker For Sale
Ambrotype, a studio portrait of a Confederate soldier identified as Deforest Parker, c. 1861-65. Ninth plate, housed under decorative mat and preserver in pressed paper geometric pattern case. Size refers to image excluding case. Subject wears slouch hat, shell jacket and belt. Belt buckle has heavy gold tinting applied, obscuring the design. The jacket does not appear to be from one of the major depots, so is probably state issued or homespun. The ID is a post Civil War inscription written by a descendant in the case bottom: "Civil War uniform. Deforest Parker. My grandfather. M. Parker." There are several candidates in the rolls from Southern states:
D. Parker 2d/9th/30th Alabama Inf
D. Parker 5th Georgia Cav
D. Parker 34th North Carolina Inf
D.F. Parker 51st Georgia and 28th North Carolina Inf
More research will be required to determine which he is, but this is a start. Plate exhibits no apparent defects (any imperfections seen are in the cover glass). Case is pretty beat up; separated at spine and missing the bottom rail of the lid. Strong image of a determined Rebel in the bloom of youth. My guess is he had this made to celebrate his enlistment, and sent it home to his mother or sweetheart. 2 x 2.5in.azarchive sells only ORIGINAL PERIOD ITEMS + EXCELLENT CONDITION unless noted + SATISFACTION GUARANTEED or your money back On Jul-05-13 at 12:53:52 PDT, seller added the following information:
An member brought to my attention that there was a Deforest Parker enlisted in the 6/68/44th Indiana Inf late in the war. My own opinion is this is not him, but a case of two soldiers with the same name, fighting on opposite sides (a frequent occurrence). I am posting the info for full disclosure and will leave it to the buyer to determine.
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Confederate Civil War Soldier ~ Just Fighting Age ~ Id'd Deforest Parker: $435