CDV- 5th U.S. Light Artillery Officer Wearing Shako


A great example of an officer of the 5th Light Artillery wearing the dress shako worn from 1859- 1872.

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In this post Civil War era photograph taken by ‘Brady’s National Photographic Portrait Galleries, Washington, D.C.‘, we have a 5th Light Artillery officer wearing his 1859 pattern shako, and his frock coat with epaulets.  The collar on the frock is quite low, and this image has a late war  look about it.

The image is a bit light, but clear enough to see the detail in the headgear that was worn into 1872.  The subject is not identified.  I don’t see any rank on the epaulets, therefore we have a 2nd lieutenant in the 5th Artillery.

Another fine example of Civil War period photography displaying dress headgear.

This image is from the Robert Burrell collection and the reverse of this image shows when Bob bought it and for how much!


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Weight .75 lbs