Final Listing Samuel Wilkes Confederate Civil War Soldier KIA at Manassas

Final Listing Samuel Wilkes Confederate Civil War Soldier KIA at Manassas

Final Listing Samuel Wilkes Confederate Civil War Soldier KIA at Manassas

Final Listing Samuel Wilkes Confederate Civil War Soldier KIA at Manassas

Final Listing Samuel Wilkes Confederate Civil War Soldier KIA at Manassas

NOTE The photo album seen in the background is NOT INCLUDED. Two original daguerreotypes: a quarter-plate daguerreotype of Captain Samuel Marion Wilkes, shown in his South Carolina militia uniform. Wilkes fought for the south in the Civil War, and was killed in action at the first Battle of Manassas on July 21, 1861. I have read that Wilkes wore this same uniform when he fought for the Confederacy in the war. Before the war he was also a member of the state legislature. The second daguerreotype is a circa 1855 sixth-plate of Wilkes’ wife Louisa and his son Samuel, Jr. Captain Wilkes’ image is a 1/4 plate in very good condition. I see tarnish spots, but no damage. It appears to have never been opened or cleaned; the underside of the glass, which is very thick, is dirty, but can be cleaned which would be a big improvement. I have not attempted to do so because it looks like the original seals are still in place but very fragile. Covers are separated along the spine. Wilkes & Jr’s dag is also very good.. Couple of spots, but no obvious damage. Seals are inside the case but not intact. The item “Final Listing Samuel Wilkes Confederate Civil War Soldier KIA at Manassas” is in sale since Tuesday, April 25, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Daguerreotypes”. The seller is “jack_mord” and is located in Woodinville, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Date of Creation: 1850s-1860
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print
  • Photo Type: Daguerreotypes
  • Subject: Historic & Vintage


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