This is a pretty cool ninth plate ambrotype in a full union case. The image shows a soldier with clear shoulder boards and an eagle head sword. I would say he is either early war or militia as it is a clear glass ambro circa 1860 or 61. The item "Civil War ambrotype of early war Union soldier or militia with eagle head sword" is in sale since Sunday, December 17, 2017.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "bbvd" and is located in Torrington, Wyoming. This item can be shipped to United States.