[Unidentified young soldier in Confederate shell jacket, Hardee hat with Mounted Rifles insignia and plume with canteen and cup]
Title devised by Library staff.
Case: Berg, no. 3-576.
Digital photo with mat removed by Mike O'Donnell.
Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105).
More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj
Published: O'Donnell, Mike, U. S. Army and militia canteens, 1775-1910. Alexandria, Va.: O'Donnell Publications, 2008, p. 75.
Exhibited: "The Last Full Measure : Civil War Photographs from the Liljenquist Family Collection" at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2011.
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.