Civil War Sixth Plate Ambrotype of Confederate Soldier Elbert Dorn
Sixth plate ambrotype of a young man in a CSA private's jacket. Housed in a half case with modern identification, Pvt. Elbert Dorn / Edgefield, SC, behind the plate. Elbert Dorn enlisted in the 5th South Carolina Reserves on Nov. 1, 1862, and the 1st South Carolina State Troops Infantry on Aug. 1, 1863, but there is little information regarding the actions of either regiment. Public records show Dorn was born in Edgefield in 1841 and died in Greenwood County, SC.
Image with some heavy spotting, previously resealed by conservator; half case, worn throughout, but with fine velvet lining.