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Lot 82: IDENTIFIED 1ST VIRGINIA CAV. [AMBROTYPE]

American Heritage Auctions

October 16, 2021
Columbus, Ohio, OH, US

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Ninth plate ambrotype of Pvt. John H. Burns of Co. K, 1st Virginia Cavalry. The 1st Virginia Cavalry was a hard-fought regiment which saw over 200 engagements (including The Battle of Gettysburg). Records show Pvt. Burns was taken prisoner-of-war by Union forces on August 23rd 1863 and sent to Elmira Prison, in New York. Contrast and clarity are excellent, some solarization. Plate has a hairline fracture that is hardly noticeable. Image is housed in a nice thermoplastic case. Ex-Bill Turner Collection, whose records identify the image. He states in a modern description note "image acquired from descendants in Dallas, Texas." This note is included with the image. Turner needs no introduction to collectors of Civil War photography, as he was a seminal collector and author ("Even More Confederate Faces," 1993) in the field. Turner's original inventory tag number is retained on the case. Note: The subject appears to have shoulder strap rank consistent with officers, while Burns is only recorded as having been a Private. Records are scant, so more research may yield the answer as to why this is. [Civil War, Union, Confederate, Daguerreotype, carte-de-visite, CDV, ambrotype, tintype, Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln]

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