Two Civil War era ambrotypes, one with lock of hair, depicting Confederate soldier F.M. Sconyers of Alabama, who served in the 59th Regiment, Alabama Infantry. One ambrotype shows Sconyers in his Confederate uniform with sword, the other shows him at an earlier age, clean-shaven. This lot also includes a folk art drawing with hand and tree images and partial letter from F.M. Sconyers to Miss India Sconyers, dated March 11, 1864. Note: F.M. Sconyers is likely Private Francis M. Sconyers of Coosa County. He served in Hilliard's Legion, which operated in Tennessee for much of the Civil War. Hilliard's Legion saw action at the Battles of Cumberland Gap and Chickamauga, where it lost 45 percent of the 902 engaged. Condition: Earlier ambrotype missing front case cover, back case with wear. A line of discoloration to left side. Civil War ambrotype with discoloration to left side of face and upper left margin. Note with some losses to upper left corner, overall toning and blue ink stain to upper right corner.
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