Cased Tintype. The '4' on his kepi lets us know he's with the 4th Cavalry. The pistol is a Colt Model 1860 Army revolver of caliber .44, a standard issue weapon for troops of the Civil War. It's not often we see them so pronounced. In sixth plate case.

This comes with a note of identification. There are two names: JH Vancleave and ML Vancleave. The American Civil War Research Database by Historical Data Systems, Inc. has: James H. VanCleave: Residence Delhi IA; 21 years old; Enlisted on 10/1/1863 as a Private; On 10/1/1863 he mustered into "B" Co. IA 4th Cavalry; He was Mustered Out on 8/8/1865 at Atlanta, GA; He was listed as: Wounded 4/16/1865 Columbus, GA (Wounded slightly); Intra Regimental Company Transfers: 12/1/1863 from company B to company I; Other Information: born in Indiana. Please note: There are other J. VanCleave entries.


Condition:Tintype in very good condition.

Estimate: $300 - $700
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