He is a Union soldier in his uniform. His jacket has hand-colored brass buttons that is only buttoned at the top.
He sits on a wooden chair with his right arm resting on the armrest. Behind him is the American flag with 11 stars showing. It's hard to tell how many stars are actually on the flag since it is partially obscured. It is VERY rare to have the flag in Civil War portrait photos. It's also rare to have the soldier identified.Lynch was part of the Indiana 46th regiment. CAPTION: This was cut out of a family photo album, which a family member wrote the length of time Lynch was enlisted (10 months, 2 days from 1861) and when he died Died at N. 12 months, 2 days, 1863.
However, the location of his death is conflicting. According to a book "History of the Forty-Sixth Regiment Volunteer Infantry: September 1861- September 1865", Lynch Died at New Orleans, La. December 2, 1863, of wounds received at Champion's Hill, Miss. Lynch's name also is written on the back in pencil.
SIZE: 3.25 by 2.5 inches. CONDITION: All four corners are clipped. There is a scratch on Lynch's forehead. There is bubbling in the emulsion from a poor job developing the image by the photographer. There is a slight bend from top to bottom.
There is a light oval mark right in the center. It likely is from a photo in the album on the facing page that was pressed against his tintype for 150 years. The paper surrounding the tintype has burn marks. Check out my store for more photos, books, autographed cards and game-used ticket stubs by clicking the "Mitten State Sports" link above.The item "Indiana Union Civil War soldier tintype photo American flag died in battle, ID" is in sale since Sunday, December 10, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Tintypes". The seller is "lenny1577" and is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Sweden, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Mexico, New Zealand, Switzerland, Norway, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica.