Unidentified African American soldier in U.S. Army uniform with hand-colored gold buttons, belt buckle, and epaulettes
Original Author: Unknown
Created: Between 1863 and 1865
Medium: Hand-colored quarter-plate tintype

Unidentified Black Soldier Serving with Federal Forces

In this hand-colored tintype, an unidentified Black soldier poses in a U.S. Army uniform during the Civil War. His forage cap bears the insignia of Company B, 103rd Regiment, indicating he was either a member of the United States Colored Infantry or associated with the United States Volunteers Service. This image is part of the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs at the Library of Congress.