Lot of 4, including: Sixth plate ruby ambrotype of S.P. Kezertis, showing him in civilian dress, with what appears to be a pocket watch chain. Marked in pencil inside case "S.P. Kezertis Soldier/Civil War 1861." A search of the United States National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors Database does not return any results for "Kezertis," or for several alternate spellings of his name.
Ninth plate tintype of George Mowery, wearing a kepi and what appears to be a state jacket, but Ohio state jackets usually had epaulets. Mowery served with the 168th Regiment, Ohio National Guard, a 100 day unit from May to September 1864, which was organized at Camp Dennision, near Cincinnati and guarded railroads and bridges in Kentucky, mustering out in Cincinnati. It participated in maneuvers against Morgan’s Raid as well as skirmishes around Cynthiana, Kentucky.
Ninth plate tintype of George M. Parrett, who wears a standard issue sack coat and infantry accoutrements, though his cartridge box sling is missing, with the box attached to the belt. He appears armed with a musket and a revolver, which is probably a photographer’s prop.
Sixth plate tintype and ribbon of Henry Hole, 51st OVI, presumably shown with his wife, wearing a state-style jacket without epaulets. Hole first served in the 40th OVI until 1864, when he transferred to the 51st. While in the 40th Hole would have participated in the Battles of Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, and Franklin.
Images are in generally good condition with some wear to corners and edges of cases. Some light cracking and flaking of tintypes may be present, but no serious damage to emulsions on ambrotypes or tintypes.
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