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One thing to think about…..most of the Civil War photographers used props in their pictures. We have a picture of my great great Uncle with a Colt Dragoon and a sword. Neither of which he owned.
Yeah my Mother has a photograph of a GGGreat Grandfather (I lose track of how many "greats"), from the ACW, and he's holding an 1863 Springfield musket, while in his diary he complains that he was actually issued an old smoothbore musket which was normally loaded with buckshot (probably an old Springfield 1842) because his unit was assigned to guard POW's. Which made sense because he only enlisted toward the very end of the ACW due to his age and small stature. I would've preferred him to be photo'd with his old musket. LOL