There are a number of various view of Hinsdale out there. Wonderful back mark on this one as well from Watson's Photographic & Fine Arts Studio located in Raleigh, North Carolina. I tend to think this horseman was probably from the 3rd Ohio as Merrill's men were issued grey caps rather than the blue seen here. Item #89341 Sixth plate ambrotype of this Confederate officer. Dressed in this dark blue frock which appears to be based off the Federal infantry frock.
Regardless it is a stunning portrait with beautiful color. The cuffs and collar are trimmed in light blue just like the Federal frock but feature a broader cloth tape than that seen on the Federal version.
A US waist plate is worn around the outside of the jacket. After Pettigrew's capture Hinsdale would serve in the same capacity with Brigadier General W. Following his recovery he would join his uncle once more serving as Adjutant-General in the Trans-Mississippi Department. Possibly in charge of the limber and who's job it was to retrieve whichever round was being called for.
A common accouterment seen worn by Confederate troops. Following his service with Holmes he would next serve as Adjutant-General on the staff of Brigadier General J. Here he would fight with distinction during the Battle of Helena. Item #68777 Certainly one of the more unique and interesting views I have had over the years. Extremely unique to say the least and quite rare as I have never seen such content before.
Hinsdale would command the regiment during the battles of both Kinston and Bentonville but was forced to surrender along side General Johnston at High Point near the end of the war. This view dates to sometime after that as he wears the rank of drum major here. The 64th would fight in every major battle in which the Army of the Potomac was engaged. Beautifully tinted view of this Federal cavalryman from either Merrill's Horse Cavalry or the 3rd Ohio Cavalry.
This is a beautiful vignette view of Hinsdale taken during his time serving as a lieutenant. Item #21761 Wonderful sixth plate tintype of Jackson Lyon of the 64th New York Infantry. Both units wore jackets with this distinctive diamond pattern.
It was completely seamless and designed to be entirely waterproof.
Armed with his musket which he displays for the camera with the hammer cocked. So much so you can clearly see the weave of the jean cloth the jacket was made from. He wears this fantastic grey, wide brimmed felt cap which you often see among worn among North Carolina troops. In June, 1862 Hinsdale would be severely wounded during a charge upon enemy works at the Battle of Seven Pines.
Sporting a dark cap with brass letters " C G" pinned to the front.
Two large buttons are on either side of the cap and these do appear to be Virginia buttons as well. Item #89121 Fantastic ninth plate tintype of a Tarheel rebel infantryman.
He's armed with a revolver that he holds across his mid section with the hammer cocked and his finger on the trigger. This one comes housed in a full thermoplastic case. Item #89132 Magnificent carte view of Colonel John W. Hinsdale would begin the war in 1861 serving as a 2nd lieutenant in the 8th North Carolina Infantry and would serve as an aide de camp on the staff of his uncle Brigadier General T. He would serve along side Holmes until January, 1865. This is a sixth plate ruby ambrotype of a Federal soldier seated and holding a cannonball in his lap. Pretty killer image and probably the only one you will ever find.
It was then that he was elected colonel of the North Carolina 3rd Regiment, Junior Reserves. In mid April, 1863 he would be promoted to drum major. He is posed holding his cap in his hand with the crown decorated in braid and a wonderful 2nd Corps, 1st Division badge pinned to the top. Jackson would serve up until the regiment was mustered out of service at the end of May, 1865. Housed in a full leatherette case with a split spine. Item #78231 Drop dead beautiful sixth plate ruby ambrotype.