Original 6th plate ambrotype in full case, showing Gustavus Aucutt with an "Aurora Rifles" banner over his shoulder and holding what is probably his Civil War muster card. He is identified inside of the case as "Gus Aucutt".
Aucutt volunteered for the war in 1862 and joined the 124th Illinois Volunteer infantry. This photo was very likely taken on the day he volunteered. I'm sure a lot more info can be found online.
Ambrotype is in excellent condition. I see a couple of very tiny mat abrasions. It's housed in a union case (Farm Boy theme, which is very appropriate if you read Aucutt's bio) that is in very good vintage condition overall with some light edge/corner wear. Rare unusual history photograph csa gettysburg mosby mosby's rangers va armed general south southern union military photography photograph 1860s soldier picture antique vintage 1800s.
The item "1862 Ambrotype Photo ID'd Civil War Soldier w Muster Card & AURORA RIFLES Banner" is in sale since Sunday, July 16, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Ambrotypes". The seller is "jack_mord" and is located in Woodinville, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.