Quarter plate tintype showing a Union officer standing in front of his horse, which is being held by a young African American servant or soldier wearing a forage cap. The two stand in front of an open tent containing camp gear. Housed in full leather case. The officer has been tentatively identified as Lieutenant Colonel Elliot Rice, formerly 7th Iowa Infantry, promoted to brigadier general 6/20/1864 and brevet major general 3/13/1865. Early in the war, Rice was WIA at Belmont, MO 11/7/1861 while serving as major of the 7th Iowa.
A fantastic outdoor view.
Image a bit dark, but details still clear. Emulsion is uneven. Minor spotting on mat. Case reinforced at hinge. Some surface wear to case.
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