A fresh-faced young man is dressed in an 8-button frock coat with collar trimmed in blue. He holds a red polka dot handkerchief, possibly a gift from a loved one back home.
An unnamed first lieutenant, probably of infantry, sits with an earnest expression typical of many volunteers on both sides of the conflict.
Seated on a porch, this soldier wears a jacket of the Richmond Depot third pattern design. His buttons, made of rubber, may have been original to the jacket. They might also have been replacements to brass buttons added after the federal government made it illegal to wear Confederate uniforms following the end of hostilities.