CIVIL WAR CARTE DE VISTE – PENNSYLVANIA SOLDIER
ARMED WITH A MODEL 1861/63 RIFLE MUSKET – PENNSYLVANIA
PHOTOGRAPHER: This studio made Carte De Viste
captured a young soldier in his dress uniform, standing
to with his rifle musket fitted with the bayonet. His
rifle cartridge box sling and waist belt are both white,
likely white buff leather which was in use by the
regular army in the pre-Civil War years and which
continued in use by militia units after the war began.
The image is a full view, including being staged so as
to include the soldier’s shako setting on a carved
wooden parlor table to one side.
This image suggests it was taken before the soldier left
home to join the fight as all the uniform components and
his rifle musket present in like new condition and
showing no wear.
The reverse of the CDV bears the name of the
photographer, “H. Hoffman, Shenandoah, Pa”.
This CDV is in very good to excellent condition, with no
edge wear or damage and no bends or damage to the