Sixth Plate Ambrotype Portrait of New Jersey State Militia "Independent Guard" Officer Peter H. Hoyt with Shako by W. Campbell, Jersey City

Sixth plate ambrotype featuring Peter H. Hoyt, 2nd New Jersey State Militia, wearing a belt plate with company designation, "Independent Guard," with his white plumed shako fitted with brass regimental insignia visible on the table next to him. W. Campbell: Jersey City, NJ. Housed in half pressed paper case under photographer's stamped mat. Ink inscribed note with image reads, in part, "Mstr[?] Peter H. Hoyt Taken at [indecipherable] Taken when he was a soldier in the Civil War [indecipherable] and with high Honors Died 1912. 76 years old." Image published in Military Images magazine

Peter H. Hoyt enlisted as a first lieutenant in May of 1861, and was commissioned into Company "K" of the 2nd New Jersey Infantry Regiment. 

McAfee, Michael J. "The Well-Dressed Militiaman: More than a 'Shirt-collar and a pair of Spurs.' Military Images, Summer 2017.


Image with some spotting and wear to emulsion. Otherwise a nice, clear image. Mat with some soiling and discoloration. Half case with heavy wear. 

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