Sixth plate tintype featuring a standing Piatt Zouave corporal in full uniform including Zouave jacket, striped Zouave pants, canvas gaiters, and distinctive fez with tassel, holding a bayonetted musket. Housed in pressed paper case fully separated at spine.
The Piatt Zouaves were named for Cincinnati native, Brigadier General Abram S. Piatt (1821-1908), who organized the 34th Ohio Infantry Regiment for three years' service. The regiment left Camp Dennison for West Virginia in September of 1861, and served on guard and scout duty for General Rosecrans' army until March of the following year. It spent a great deal of time in the Kanawha Valley, and re-enlisted in December of 1863, mustering in as a Veteran organization in January of 1864. The regiment participated in engagements at Cloyd's Mountain, Cove Mountain, Lynchburg, Berryville, Opequan, Winchester, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar Creek.
Image with tarnish to edges, some noticeable scratches and wipe marks, and a bit of spotting. Mat and preserver with spotting/discoloration. Case fully separated at spine, with heavy loss and spots of discoloration as well as gilt loss.
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