Sixth plate ambrotype of a young private wearing a common nine button shell jacket with standing collar. A Colt revolver is butt-forward in his belt balancing an odd looking elongated side knife that might be a cut down straight bladed sword. Identified in case, behind image as "E. Holloman / 27th NC / Co. A." Housed in half velvet book-form case.
In June 1861, at the age of 19, Ezekiel Holloman enlisted at Fort Macon, NC as a private and mustered into Co. A of the 27th North Carolina Infantry, known as the "Goldsboro Rifles." He was wounded at Fredericksburg, VA on December 13, 1862; returned in January 1863; and killed in action at Bristoe Station, VA, on October 14, 1863.
Pattern of cracking in emulsion, just to left of subject's face as well as on left side of plate. Wear/some emulsion loss along perimeter of plate.
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