This is a beautiful half plate tintype (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) showing three Union officers posed arm-in-arm in a brotherly embrace. This image originally came in a wooden frame (included) with the name Henry Jerauld written on it. An internet search of that name revealed another known image of Jerauld, which looks just like the man on the left of the tintype. Jerauld served in the 80th Indiana, a regiment that saw action at Perryville, Atlanta, Franklin, and Nashville. He enlisted as a sergeant in the fall of 1862, was commissioned first lieutenant in February 1863, and resigned in March 1864.Further research on the 80th led to identifications of the other two men. The bearded officer in the middle is Captain Isum Gwin.
He enlisted as a first sergeant in August 1862 and was three times promoted. He was mustered out in June 1865. On the right is the regimental surgeon, William P. Welborn, who had enlisted as a lieutenant in 1862 and, like Gwin, mustered out in June 1865. Note the MS letters visible in the field of his shoulder straps.
Printouts of the photographs identifying each of the three men will be included with the tintype. The image itself is in very good condition with some light scratches in the surface of the plate, particularly where the mat has rubbed on it. The pressed paper case is complete, but has a repaired hinge. Really a wonderful image, and in the rare half plate size.Please see my other items for more interesting and original Civil War pieces. The item "Half Plate Civil War Tintype Featuring 3 Identified Officers of 80th Indiana Reg" is in sale since Sunday, May 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Tintypes". The seller is "iron-horse-sales" and is located in Champaign, Illinois. 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, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.