Marcus LaFayette Redd
served in 1861 as captain of Company E (the "Onslow Greys"), 3rd Regiment N.C. State Troops.
Redd is wearing the officer's uniform mandated by the 1861 North Carolina regulations: a single-breasted frock coat and a "gray felt hat of light material" with an embroidered bugle (symbolizing infantry) affixed to the front. Redd's coat clearly bears the "North Carolina Sunburst" pattern buttons.
Source; State Troops and Volunteers; A Photographic Record of North Carolina's Civil War Soldiers by Greg Mast, 1995