A hospital steward wearing a officers frock, well made chevrons, and a forage cap with “MS” in wreath. He is wearing an officers sword belt with M1860 cavalry saber attached!
A interesting carte de visite of a well dressed hospital steward, wearing an officer’s style frock, with oval chevrons, mostly finely embroidered. His cap is a chasseur style with surgeons insignia, “MS” in wreath. The officer’s sword belt with sash might not be too extreme, but having a cavalry saber hooked up to the hangers is quite different. The dark blue trousers I believe is not regulation. Taken at Baltimore by H. Scheafer.
The image some staining on image, and soiling on back. Still a great example of the latitude in uniforms during the war.
Very good content and condition.
From the Michael McAfee Collection.