An unnamed private holding his Mississippi rifle & bayonet, showing some tinting in this 1/6 plate image.
This 1/6th plate ambrotype features a Federal private wearing most of his accoutrements, while holding his Mississippi Rifle and saber bayonet. He is standing (viewed from the knees up), wearing a 4 button sack coat and forage cap. The brass buttons, accoutrement plates, and other brass items are tinted in gilt paint. The blade of the bayonet is tinted with silver (an area of light smudges around the area of the handle, and lower blade.
A clear image, housed in a leatherette case with hinge area repaired.