CDV- “Buster” Dykeman SOLD

Buster was the son of Captain John Dykeman, 39th Iowa Infantry.


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“Buster” Dykeman was the son of Captain John H. Dykeman of Co. B, 39th Iowa Infantry. I have not done any research on the young master Dykeman other than to pull some brief information on his father.  The back of the cdv is clearly marked in unquestionable period ink. I do know that this regiment was at Corinth, Miss from January to November of 1863. It is a good thing that Buster did not go with the regiment as they had an unfortunate habit of getting a lot of their people captured by the enemy.

Buster is dressed in the four button sack coat with shoulder straps; a civilian belt holds a toy sword with hilt toward the camera, and a tinted red worsted cord with tassels acts as a sword sash (may be either flag or hat cords). A forage cap completes the look while he stands on a pedestal. I have not figured what is dangling from within the opened sack coat.

This is the best rendition of a military uniform for a child I have seen in a photo for some time, with identification, etc.

Photographed by Howard  & Ball Artists, Corinth, Miss.  photo quality is very good, and overall a wonderful Civil War Image.

Will send along copied research data for this item.

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Weight .50 lbs