Sixth Plate Tintype Identified as Private Edward O'Neill, 10th Ohio - Holding Smith & Wesson Revolver - Patriotic Union Case (Berg 1-55)

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Sixth Plate Tintype Identified as Private Edward O'Neill, 10th Ohio - Holding Smith & Wesson Revolver - Patriotic Union Case (Berg 1-55)

475.00

Item No. 5687671

This sixth plate tintype came out of a collection of documents connected to Private Edward O’Neill of the 10th Ohio Volunteers. An old label attached to the back of the image reads, “Ed Neill.” An Edward Oneil is listed in HDS as a member of Company D, so perhaps this is the same man but it cannot be guaranteed without further research. He enlisted on April 19, 1861 and was mustered out less than two months later on June 3. In this image, the young man wears an infantry frock coat and forage cap, while displaying a Smith & Wesson revolver in his hand. The tintype is in excellent condition free from bends with just some wear where the mat covers the image. It is housed in an attractive patriotic thermoplastic case, number 1-55 in Paul Berg’s book. It’s in very good condition. It closes securely, but there is some damage to the edge near the clasp, as shown.

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