CDV- Principal Musician Of Light Artillery.

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This image was featured in John Langellier’s book, ARMY BLUE, The Uniform of Uncle Sam’s Regulars, 1848-1873.

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A super and scarce image of a light artillery principal musician in full dress/ band uniform, taken by McCabe’s Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas.  This musician has the look of a regular Army type, wearing what the commanding officer of the regiment will allow his bandsmen to wear.

His belt appears to be either an enameled white leather belt, or a white cotton example. This image appeared in John Langellier’s book, ARMY BLUE, The Uniform of Uncle Sam’s Regulars, 1848-1873.  John felt the insignia within what is normally a sergeant major’s chevron, was a star. The angle is not direct enough to determine for sure if it is indeed a star.  I’m not sure, but the shako may be a departure from the issue light artillery shako, it looking a bit taller?

A nice image, showing again the endless variation of Civil War uniforms.

Great uniform study piece in fine condition. Clipped corners.

From the Michael McAfee Collection.

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Weight .5 lbs