This rare tintype features two Missouri State Guard soldiers. On the right is Private P. S. Alexander of the Moniteau County Rangers; his comrade is Private S. W. Stone of the California Guards. Both are dressed in civilian clothing, typical of the Missouri State Guard. Stone is wearing an elaborate tooled leather sheath with a Bowie knife and is holding a musket, while Alexander is holding a civilian half-stock rifle and has a large knife in his belt. A bouquet of flowers adorns his hat.
Image Courtesy Wilsonâ€™s Creek National Battlefield; WICR 30025