- Jun 15, 2015
- Detector(s) used
- Garrett Ace 250, Garrett ProPointer
- Primary Interest:
- All Treasure Hunting
I picked up these two Civil War daguerreotypes yesterday at an estate sale. They were just thrown in with a box of junk picture frames. They are in some really nice thermoplastic cases. I decided to trace the family history back seeing if i could come up with anything and I found out who they were which is pretty neat. The solider boy is one Noah Wagner B: 1844 in Shouns, Tn and fought for the Tennessee Union cause. The Officer is Lafayette Jones B: 1830, who was a Captain for Union Tennessee 9th Cavalry which lines up due to the 9 and crossed swords on his hat. After further inspection of the Captains photo, I noticed his officer belt buckle is upside down. Has anyone ever seen this? Was this his way of showing southern support? I don't think he just carelessly put his buckle upside down. If anyone can shed some light it would be greatly appreciated.