Nice ¼ plate tintype in half of a thermoplastic case with a period inscription Jas K. Provnce (Provance), Camp Coplen (Copeland), may 27 1864. Provance was a private in the 15th Pa Cavalry, and this is not him, he had one brother in the infantry at some point I think the family switched some cases (a common occurrence). Ephraim Provence enlisted in the 3rd West Virginia Infantry in 1861 the regiment later became the 6th W VA Cavalry. I found 2 post war photos of him that bear a very close resemblance to this soldier.
Whats really interesting is that after the war Provence became a somewhat famous engineer on the B&O Railroad he is credited with saving Annapolis Maryland from a raging fire by rushing firefighting equipment from Baltimore at record speed. He was the subject of articles in 2 railroad journals in the 1900s. Comes complete with census research and his military service record. The item "Civil War Tintype Probable 3rd West Virginia Infantry" is in sale since Sunday, January 21, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "k1987" and is located in Baltimore, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.