Actually taken at Alsop Farm at Spotslyvania on 20 May 1864. The soldier probably belonged to Ewell's Corps.
He is wearing a thin eight or nine button gray jacket.
There are two photographs of this soldier, the other was taken from his right side. It shows clearly his is wearing something like a cummerbun, probably for intestinal health. It also shows blood on his upper right thigh underneath the cartridge box. and his clothing soaked with blood toward his right shoulder. Also the Enfield rifled musket was in a different position, it was top side up, with the butt between his feet, showing the hammer at half-cock.
It has an inside pocket on the left side which has been pulled out, probably searched.
No shoulder straps.
He wears a dark shirt.
His pants are wool and lighter than the jacket.
A good pair of brogans maybe metal studded on sole.
Checkered cloth at his ankles and another piece of uncolored cloth on the fence.
His head is resting on a knap sack, probably federal issue.
An open smooth sided federal tin canteen hangs from his left shoulder, no cloth cover, leather strap with buckle.
Confederate haversack worn on his left under canteen.
Cartridge box is worn on what looks to be a federal issue belt on his right with federal buckle.
Something that looks like a mini-ball is on his lap.
Cap pouch is not seen.
Another tin canteen is on the ground, that is cutdown to be used as a container, maybe for eating.
Weapon seems to be an Enfield Rifled Musket with bayonet fixed. The bayonet scabbard tip may be seen next to his left hand.