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May 12, 13 & 14, 2023
RARE RUBY AMBROTYPE, PHILIP HUEBNER, CO. B 2ND TEXAS WEARING TEXAS BELT BUCKLE.
This wonderful ninth plate crystal clear crisp ambrotype shows Philip seated wearing homespun shell jacket, Colt revolver in belt & rare Texas made rectangular “star” buckle, (plate 292 of Mullinax, rarity 9/10). The buckle worn in image is of style excavated in areas occupied by Texas troops in both eastern & western theaters. The example pictured in Mullinax was found near where the 2nd TX was at Vicksburg. Philip was wounded & taken prisoner at Vicksburg but paroled & went back to Texas garrisoning Galveston till end of war.
This image & a few other family photos were found recently in estate sale near the Huebner homestead & from family descendent. His image & ambrotype of his wife & a couple of 1899 albumens have penciled IDs as does the old Christmas card box ambros were stored. Philip Huebner (1840-1889) born in Baden, Germany & immigrated to TX w/ his family as a child. He entered service as a corporal in August, 1861 & served w/ 2nd Texas Infantry at battle of Shiloh, Corinth, & Vicksburg & later recruited & garrisoned at Galveston. He signed Parole of Honor June 21, 1865, Houston, TX.