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44th New York 9th Plate Ruby Ambrotype of Jacob Hoffman Wounded at Wilderness
Item #: A6023
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This is a very nice original image of a soldier from the Civil War. It is a ambrotype image of a Union soldier from the waist up. These ambrotype images are created by applying the emulsion onto a glass plate, hence the name The soldier is wearing the simple frock style military coat with the cartridge box sling visible across his chest. Around his waist you can clearly see the "SNY" belt buckle for the State of New York. On his head is the forage style military hat and you can clearly see the "H" company letter insignia. As you can see the photographer gold gilded the buttons down the front of the soldier's coat. The soldier has the dashing looking mustache on his face. The photographer also lightly tented his cheeks red to make the black and white image more lively. This one is the size known to collectors as the ninth plate image. This means that the image measures approximately 2 inches by 2.5 inches in size. The image is in an original leatherette style case still has the cover but it is separated. The brass matt and cover glass is still present as well. What makes this image extra special is that it has two very old notes on paper. One reads "Jacob Hoffman B. July 25 1838 / m. Kate / address 164 Summer St. / 1916 Buffalo, N.Y.". The other note reads "Jacob Hoffmann b. July 25 -- 1838 / at Williamsville, N.Y. / Kate / He was in the Civil War. Had 1 child - 1 grand child". When I found him listed in the 44th New York Infantry. The 44th New York was known as the "Ellsworth Avengers" after the Union martyr, Elmer Ellsworth. He enlisted on September 25th 1861 and served with the regiment until October 11th 1864. It shows that he was promoted to the rank of Corporal on May 28th 1864. Less than 1 month later, he was wounded int he fierce fighting at the Battle of the Wilderness on May 5th 1864. A brief printout of Hoffman's service will accompany the image. This is a very pleasing looking original Civil War soldier ambrotype image from the 44th New York.

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