This New York musician has decorated his cap’s visor and chinstrap with his unit.
CDV- N.Y.S.V. Musician wearing a great musician’s frock with outside left breast pocket which interrupts the herringbone. He also has painted his regiment particulars on the chinstrap and visor. I can’t make out the regiment, but it appears to read, “(New York) ….Regt. Co.A / Musician, N.Y.S.M. (Mike McAfee had written “V”, and may very well be, I offer another possibility. Mike had also written down the name Nathan Ellis.
What a fabulous cap!
Great image. No photographer information.
From the Michael McAfee Collection.