Rare Important Identified Confederate Soldier Tintype, 16th Louisiana Infantry
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Rare Important Identified Confederate Soldier Tintype, 16th Louisiana Infantry:
Important 1/9 plate melaneotype/tintype (early heavy gauged tin) young identified Confederate soldier. The soldier is George Henry Irion, who served throughout the war with the 16th Louisiana Infantry.The 16th fought at Shiloh, Murfreesborough, Chattanooga, andNew Hope Church. This is a waist up view of Irion in uniform and kepi. His uniform is one of the nicest examples of Trans-Mississippi uniforming I have seen. The jacket appears to be of almost a sweater type material with unusual buttoned tabs and 6-pointed sunburst type buttons and great trim work. He proudly displays this uniform while puffing on his pipe. The identification is provided inside the case’s felt reverse backing. The gutta percha case is perfect. Unfortunately this great image has a single flaw; at some point in history the ornate brass mat was moved to the outside, leaving the glass plate against the emulsion of the tin plate. A slight bit of moisture made its way between the two and over time caused the emulsion to adhere to the glass, fusing the two together. They cannot be separated without damage to the image. The image, however, remains very clear and solid. The uniform example is a very important piece of early Confederate history. This may be the only known example of this unusual and unit identified uniforming. This remains a very important image and a rare piece of Confederate history. . Free Shipping.
George H. IrionResidence was not listed; Enlisted as a Corporal (date unknown).He also had service in:"H" Co. LA 16th Infantry Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.: - Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records(c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal>Every effort is given to describe this item thoroughly and completely. If this item is found not to be as represented, it can be returned for a full refund of offer price. Item must be returned in the same condition as sent or refund will be forfeited. If the buyer has any issues with the item, please contact the seller in advance of returning this item. There must be true justification for a return; buyer's remorse will not be considered return justification. Thank you for visiting this sale and good luck with your offerding.