The uniformed picture was in a photo album my Mom was given to her by her dad, I got it and scanned all the photos in it, this was the only picture in uniform, then there was a 2nd one taken about 1912 when he was old and grey.
I'm curious what that pin my be on his chest, it looks like an arm and hammer, but there is no real detail to it, it's not a tear in the photo (this was a paper photo)so it was either a pin or a imperfection in developing the photo, I haven't found and insignia/pin to compare it to.
This Private spent a year in a POW camp(captured at Rancho Las Rinas Tx. June 26, 1864) but escaped and returned to his unit.
The 2nd photo of my other GG-Grandfather was found on-line in a family tree, that's the only picture there was, I have a few of his other brothers who also served in different units, on GG-Uncle looks allot like my immediate Uncle.
I have all of their Civil War Records (all 4 relatives)and have done some research on the Units, just curious to see if they ever fought one another.
US was formed in Baton Rouge La. and spent most of it's time there, and back in Texas, 43rd Miss.CS
(Pounds Division) were north in upper Miss and Tenn, and did participate at Chickamauga.
Did you ever here of this? Douglas the Camel.