Possibly a new recruit posing with his new issue uniform and accoutrements
CDV – Armed Infantry Private With Accoutrements Worn Backwards. The frock and trousers look fresh with not too many wrinkles, There is a newer growth of hair on the chin, and although the cartridge box looks like its been used a bit, this soldier either doesn’t know how to wear his accoutrements or the photographer has improperly prepared a set of accoutrements to be used in studio.
Regardless, a nice image.
No Back mark.
From the Michael McAfee Collection.