The interior of the case of this 1/6 plate Tintype identifies the soldier at "Adam Campbell; 1863; Mr. Adam Campbell; Dec 1863". This was likely taken in the Winter
Camp when Campbell was near New Hope Church, VA. There were over a dozen Adam Campbells in service, but I was able to eliminate all due to them either not being in
infantry units or not being in service in December of 1863. Campbell enlisted as a private on 10/8/1861 into company B of the 35th PA Infantry. He transferred to
the 191st PA Infantry on 5/31/1864. The 35th PA as a hard fought unit fighting at Gaines' Mills, 2nd Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg,
New Hope, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House and others. Following Campbell's transfer to the 191st he was at Petersburg and then at Weldon Railroad, VA
where 239 soldiers were taken prisoner from the unit. The 191st ended service at Appomattox Courthouse. This image comes in a 1/2 wood and paper mache' case. The
image has great contrast and features the soldier with his musket with bayonet. The musket has it's cleaning rod included which leads me to believe this is the
real thing and not a studio prop. He wears a frock coat, and kepi and has his scabbard to his bayonet on his waist belt. The backdrop shows a camp scene with
Sibley tents and an American flag on the flag pole. Notice the visible wooden floor that he stands upon and the support braces visible just under the bottom of the
backdrop to support it. #9135=$575.00