[Captain Daniel Turrentine of Company G, 12th Arkansas Infantry Regiment, in full officers' uniform with musket]
Photograph shows identified soldier.
Title devised by Library staff.
Case: Leather; floral 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
Purchased from: George C. Esker, III, Antiques, LaPlace, La., 2011.
Forms part of: Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs (Library of Congress).
Forms part of: Ambrotype/Tintype photograph filing series (Library of Congress).
Published in: Serrano, Domenick A. Still more Confederate faces. Bayside, N.Y.: Metropolitan Co., 1994, p. 85.
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.