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Identified 9th Plate Image 12th Virginia Cavalryman
Item #: AA2358
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This is a 1/9 plate ambrotype of an identified 12th Virginia Cavalryman. The image is of John Blue, who was a member of A company, 12th Virginia Cavalry, Laurel Cavalry Brigade. The 12th Virginia was stood up at Conrad's Store, Virginia in June, 1862. It was formed from ten companies of the 7th Virginia Cavalry, which at that time has 29 companies, after the death of Brigadier General Turner Ashby. The image shows Blue seated, wearing a hat and civilian jacket with flat coin buttons. The image has great clarity with very little degradation. This is confined to the lower right corner of the image, where it has flaked off at the very bottom. The image is in a gilt frame with gold mating and housed in a full leather case. The case itself shows wear along the edges, high points and corners. The binding for the the case is still present and in very good condition. The hook and latch are bot present, and keep the image securely closed when in use. Accompanying the image is a small note written by John Blue to his "friend" Elvira. The note was found behind the image, but has been put in a 6th plate half leather case. John's idea of a love letter reads, "Friend Elvira I hope you are pleased with this likeness of me Your letter was most welcomed". He signs the note "Your Friend John Blue 12th Va Calv. Co A". If you are a collector of Civil War images here's your chance to own an identified Confederate Cavalryman who rode with the Laurel Brigade to defend his home against the War of Northern Aggression!
Shipping Weight: 1 lb
Your Price $1,100.00 USD