Today's picture is of Charles Ruff, a member of the 2nd Texas Infantry Regiment. We can see he is proudly displaying his sidearm, and you can see that he also has a big Bowie Knife in the scabbard on his belt.
I found the comment on yesterday's picture interesting . . . one commenter was intimidated by the man in the picture and indicated he would not want to meet the man in a dark ally. I had exactly the opposite response to that picture . . . If I were going to be in a dark ally, I can not imagine anyone I would more want to be with me than that guy with the big knife. So, it is interesting that one person looks at the picture and sees something sinister, and I look at it and relate to the guy as a protector or good guy.