Plate: 8.9 x 6.4 cm (3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
Case: 9.5 × 8.5 cm (3 3/4 × 3 3/8 in.)
The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2012
Not on view
Almost all portraits of Civil War soldiers, Union and Confederate, show the sitters with one or more weapons: a musket with or without a fixed bayonet, a sword, a pistol or two, a bowie knife. Evidence suggests that given a choice, most soldiers preferred presenting themselves armed with more than one weapon—an opportunity many studios were more than willing to accommodate with a ready supply of props.