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Confederates

There are not many details distinguishing the Confederates from the Union soldiers in many of portrait photographs - they really were from the same country, the same culture.
One of the differences that you do find is the less uniform appearance of Confederates: they are much less standard, often wearing bits and pieces of cast-off Union Army uniforms and often, even weaponry.
One thing that’s specific to the Confederates is huge Bowie knives, humorously called ‘Arkansas toothpicks,’ often made by local blacksmiths.
[Sergeant A.M. Chandler of the 44th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Co. F., and Silas Chandler, family slave, with Bowie knives, revolvers, pepper-box, shotgun, and canteen]
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[Two unidentified soldiers of the Richmond Light Infantry Blues, later assigned to Co. A, 46th Virginia Infantry Regiment, in uniform]

[Two unidentified soldiers of the Richmond Light Infantry Blues, later...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 1-39. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2014; (DLC/PP 2014:202) More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased from: Ann... more

[Portrait of Pvt. William Jackson Eskew, 13th Virginia Infantry, C.S.A.]

[Portrait of Pvt. William Jackson Eskew, 13th Virginia Infantry, C.S.A...

Pvt. Eskew was wounded in defense of Richmond, Va., early in 1865.

[Unidentified Confederate(?) officer, full-length portrait, standing, with sword in right hand]

[Unidentified Confederate(?) officer, full-length portrait, standing, ...

In album: [U.S. army officers and other persons of the Civil War period / John White Geary, comp. 1861-1865], no. 77, surrogate p. 20 (upper left). Surrogate available as color laser copy in P&P Reading Room.

[Portrait of Pvt. Andrew F. Skidmore, Mount Vernon Guards, Company E, 17th Virginia Infantry, C.S.A.]

[Portrait of Pvt. Andrew F. Skidmore, Mount Vernon Guards, Company E, ...

Pvt. Skidmore was killed at Yorktown, Va. around May 1, 1862.

[Portrait of Pvt. Edwin Francis Jemison, 2nd Louisiana Regiment, C.S.A.]

[Portrait of Pvt. Edwin Francis Jemison, 2nd Louisiana Regiment, C.S.A...

Although previously identified as Private Edwin Francis Jennison, Georgia Regiment, C.S.A., recent research has established that this photograph is of Private Edwin Francis Jemison, 2nd Louisiana Regiment. He s... more

[Portrait of Pvt. Sampson Altman, Jr., Company C, 29th Regiment Georgia Volunteers, C.S.A.]

[Portrait of Pvt. Sampson Altman, Jr., Company C, 29th Regiment Georgi...

Pvt. Altman fought in the battle of Shiloh, died April 23, 1863 from disease.

[Unidentified Virginia Military Institute cadet in uniform]

[Unidentified Virginia Military Institute cadet in uniform]

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 1-37. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased from: Bi... more

Wm. Barksdale. Brig. Gen. Miss.

Wm. Barksdale. Brig. Gen. Miss.

Head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left.

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate cavalry uniform with Sharps carbine, pistol, and knife]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate cavalry uniform with Sharps carbi...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Halvorson with velvet panel. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purch... more

[Portrait of Lt. Col. James T. Weaver, 60th North Carolina Regiment, C.S.A.]

[Portrait of Lt. Col. James T. Weaver, 60th North Carolina Regiment, C...

Lt. Col. Weaver was killed at Murfreesboro, Dec. 7, 1864.

Mrs. Ridgley Brown

Mrs. Ridgley Brown

Photograph shows Mrs. Ridgley (or Ridgely?) Brown, possibly the wife of Lieutenant Colonel Ridgely Brown of Co. K, 1st Virginia Cavalry Regiment, and Co. A, 1st Maryland Cavalry Battalion, holding 11-star Confe... more

[Colonel Joseph Walker of Co. K, 5th South Carolina Infantry Regiment, and Field and Staff, Palmetto South Carolina Sharpshooters Regiment, in uniform, two-piece belt buckle with palmetto, and sash over shoulder for officer of the day, with eagle head sword]

[Colonel Joseph Walker of Co. K, 5th South Carolina Infantry Regiment,...

Photograph shows identified soldier. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 2-64. Identification based on information from Shannon W. Pritchard, Old South Military Antiques, who was verbally told the s... more

[Unidentified soldier in red battleshirt and kepi]

[Unidentified soldier in red battleshirt and kepi]

Title devised by Library staff. Mat: damaged passe partout. Notation on mat verso: James Boyd, Boyle, or Boyt. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available... more

[Major John C. Pelham of Alburtis Light Artillery and 1st Co. Stuart Horse Virginia Light Artillery Battery in uniform]

[Major John C. Pelham of Alburtis Light Artillery and 1st Co. Stuart H...

Photograph shows identified soldier. Title devised by Library staff. Handwritten name on recto bottom. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2014; (DLC/PP 2014:202) More information about this collection is available at http:... more

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate Virginia volunteer uniform with bayoneted musket]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate Virginia volunteer uniform with b...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 3-144. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased from: B... more

[Unidentified young soldier in Confederate uniform and hat with artillery insignia]

[Unidentified young soldier in Confederate uniform and hat with artill...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; floral design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj NewsetLilj... more

[Private James B. McCutchan of Co. D, 5th Virginia Infantry Regiment]

[Private James B. McCutchan of Co. D, 5th Virginia Infantry Regiment]

Photograph shows identified soldier. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; geometric design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http:... more

[William Jenkins, North Carolina soldier, in artillery uniform, with percussion musket converted from a flintlock musket]

[William Jenkins, North Carolina soldier, in artillery uniform, with p...

Photograph shows identified soldier. Title devised by Library staff and Flickr Commons project, 2013. Case: leather, floral design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this co... more

[Lieutenant William Sharpe Barnes, F Company, 4th North Carolina Infantry in frock coat]

[Lieutenant William Sharpe Barnes, F Company, 4th North Carolina Infan...

Photograph shows identified soldier, William Sharpe Barnes, who enlisted in 1861 as a corporal. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 2-86. Inscription on handwritten note: "William Sharpe Barnes, 19 ... more

[Brothers Private William Savage Moore and Private John C. Moore of Richmond "Parker" Virginia Light Artillery Battery, 1st Company Howitzers Virginia Light Artillery Battery, and I Company, 15th Virginia Infantry Regiment, in early Richmond depot shell jackets]

[Brothers Private William Savage Moore and Private John C. Moore of Ri...

Photograph shows identified soldiers in Confederate uniforms. More information is in "Glimpses of Soldiers' Lives," http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/SoldierbiosMoores.html Title devised by Library staff. Case: ... more

[Private Reggie T. Wingfield and Private Hamden T. Flay in Confederate uniforms]

[Private Reggie T. Wingfield and Private Hamden T. Flay in Confederate...

Photograph shows two identified Confederate soldiers. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 2-49. Identity of soldiers from dealer. Unable to confirm names in American Civil War database. Gift; Tom Li... more

[Sergeant William T. Belew of Company H, 57th Virginia Infantry Regiment]

[Sergeant William T. Belew of Company H, 57th Virginia Infantry Regime...

Photo shows identified soldier in Confederate uniform.

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with Gardner patent canteen and haversack]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with Gardner patent cante...

Photograph shows soldier in dilapidated condition.

[Sergeant John E. Barlow of 2nd Co. M, 1st Mississippi Cavalry Regiment with sword and revolver]

[Sergeant John E. Barlow of 2nd Co. M, 1st Mississippi Cavalry Regimen...

Photograph shows identified soldier. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 3-3. Regiment identification from papers accompanying photograph; a John E. Barlow from Mississippi is listed in the American... more

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with rifle musket, revolver, side knife, canteen, and sign reading Jeff Davis and the South!]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with rifle musket, revolv...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 1-153. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2014; (DLC/PP 2014:202) More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased from: Mi... more

[Confederate soldier identified as Jonathan Sweet of Meridian, Mississippi, with pistol and Bowie knife]

[Confederate soldier identified as Jonathan Sweet of Meridian, Mississ...

Photograph shows partially identified soldier. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; geometric. Searches of American Civil War Research Database and Ancestry.com on Jan. 12, 2015 were unable to find a ... more

[Thomas Isaiah Booker in Confederate uniform with Colt navy revolver, book, tin drum canteen, and sign reading Jeff Davis and the South!]

[Thomas Isaiah Booker in Confederate uniform with Colt navy revolver, ...

Photo shows identified soldier from Louisiana from either Co. D, 8th Louisiana Cavalry Regiment; Co. B, 28th Louisiana Infantry Regiment, or Co. B, 29th Louisiana Infantry Regiment.

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with saxhorn]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with saxhorn]

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; geometric design with leaves. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.... more

[Corporal L. Purnell of Co. I, 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, in uniform]

[Corporal L. Purnell of Co. I, 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, in ...

Photograph shows identified soldier. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; scroll design (back). Notation inside case: Taken at Fredericksburg, Va., June 1st 1863. Wounded at Gettysburg, Pa., July 2nd ... more

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with flintlock musket]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with flintlock musket]

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Rinhart, no. 93. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased from: P... more

[Unidentified woman, possibly Mrs. James Shields, in mourning dress and brooch showing Confederate soldier and holding young boy wearing kepi]

[Unidentified woman, possibly Mrs. James Shields, in mourning dress an...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Papier mache with mother of pearl and hand painting; floral design. Identification of woman as Mrs. James Shields from dealer. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2014; (DLC/PP 2014:202... more

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with Berdan's Sharps rifle and Colt 1862 Police Model pistol]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with Berdan's Sharps rifl...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; plain push-button. Soldier identified by seller as being from Forsyth County, North Carolina. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information abou... more

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate officer's uniform with sword and framed photograph]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate officer's uniform with sword and ...

Photo shows officer with photograph of man with top hat possibly from Quinby's Charleston studio.

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with Bowie knife]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with Bowie knife]

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 3-350. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased from: B... more

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate captain's uniform, red sash, and kepi marked V.V.]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate captain's uniform, red sash, and ...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 3-22. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased from: Th... more

[Captain David Thompson of Caldwell Minute Men (later Caldwell LIght Infantry); Company D, 1st Infantry Regiment 4th Division Missouri State Guard; and Company H, 2nd Missouri Infantry Regiment; holding sword]

[Captain David Thompson of Caldwell Minute Men (later Caldwell LIght I...

Photo shows identified soldier. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 3-157. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/l... more

[Private Parris P. Casey of Company I, "Cherokee Rangers," 19th Alabama Infantry Regiment, with bayoneted musket]

[Private Parris P. Casey of Company I, "Cherokee Rangers," 19th Alabam...

Photograph shows identified soldier, Parris Pace Casey (1839-1863). (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012 and 1860 U.S. Federal Census, Ancestry.com)

[Lieutenant Hiram L. Hendley of Co. A, 9th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion with double barrel shotgun and Bowie knife]
[Two unidentified soldiers in Mississippi battle shirts with double barrel shotguns, knives, and powder horns]

[Two unidentified soldiers in Mississippi battle shirts with double ba...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 1-23. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased from: Th... more

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with knife and revolver]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with knife and revolver]

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; curved octagon and scroll design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp... more

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with early model two-piece Confederate belt buckle and North Carolina manufactured sword]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with early model two-piec...

Title devised by Library staff, with information provided by Tom Liljenquist. Case: Leather; scroll design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at... more

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with Enfield rifle]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with Enfield rifle]

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; circle design. Information from seller: photograph came from an estate in Atlanta, Georgia. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about ... more

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with Colt Navy revolver and double handle D-guard Bowie knife]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with Colt Navy revolver a...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather, floral and scroll design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj... more

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with lanyard around his neck]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with lanyard around his n...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Velveteen; handmade. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased fro... more

[Bernard Bluecher Graves, Corp., C.S.A., three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front] / Rees.

[Bernard Bluecher Graves, Corp., C.S.A., three-quarter length portrait...

Title devised by Library staff. Typed on negative sleeve: Bernard B. Graves joined the Hanover Artillery May 22, 1861. In Oct., 1862, he was transferred to the Amherst Artillery and fought with it the remainder... more

[Private Henry Augustus Moore of Co. F, 15th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, with artillery short sword and sign reading Jeff Davis and the South!]

[Private Henry Augustus Moore of Co. F, 15th Mississippi Infantry Regi...

Photograph shows identified soldier who died from wounds suffered in the Vicksburg Campaign in 1863. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; octagon and scroll design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/P... more

[Unidentified young boy with Confederate kepi]

[Unidentified young boy with Confederate kepi]

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; oval and scroll design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj P... more

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform]

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 2-59 (variant). Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchase... more

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with single shot percussion pistol and D guard Bowie knife]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with single shot percussi...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 3-275S. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased from: ... more

[Unidentified soldier in 1st Virginia cavalry great coat]

[Unidentified soldier in 1st Virginia cavalry great coat]

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 3-349. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased from: B... more

[Private David Bowman of Company I, 7th Virginia Cavalry Regiment, or Private Michael Bowman of Company B and Company H, 7th Virginia Cavalry Regiment, in uniform with knife]

[Private David Bowman of Company I, 7th Virginia Cavalry Regiment, or ...

Photograph shows soldier partially identified as David Bowman, ca. 1830-1883, or Michael Bowman, ca. 1842-1892; two manuscripts found with photograph.