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15th Corps Veteran, Sixth Plate Tintype, with Inset Forty Rounds Badge
A painfully young early war volunteer from the call of 1862 wearing a regulation four button sack coat with cravat that is the off-to-war dress of a recent civilian. The anonymous private is accoutered with a US oval plate on a pristine, just-issued leather belt holding a brass-hilted sword bayonet. Pinned vertically to the pillow of the case is an iconic post-war painted metal Forty Rounds badge suspended from a pressed eagle and stenciled American flag segment, evidence that the young man survived the war and lived to associate with fellow veterans in the GAR.
Sherman’s hard-scrabble bummers were busy "marching to the sea" in February 1865 when the iconic 15th Corps badge was formally adopted and there is no documented evidence that “Forty Rounds” ever saw field service except as the contents of a fully loaded cartridge box.
20% up to 200,000
15% above 200,001
|Estimate||$500 – $700|