winged eagle belt

Rare Original Tintype of 10th Infantry Union Officer  

Wearing epaulets and Hardee style hat with feather plume, 3/4 length frock coat with a single row of brass buttons that is buttoned to up to the neck. He wears shoulder scale style brass epaulets and a spread wing eagle belt plate. Bugle form hat badge with the number “10” encircled by the bugle (identifying the Officer as a member of a 10th Infantry Regiment). The Soldier is not identified in any other way.

Photo from ebay. Note: This blogger cannot verify the credibility of any statement from ebay. or makes no claim to authenticity, never the less its a fantastic image worth sharing. Photo lightened by CivilWarParlor