ORDNANCE DOCUMENT ON THE SPRINGFIELD RIFLE
MUSKETS - Ordnance document (August, 1864) explaining
how to order repair parts for the Springfield Rifle Muskets.
This explains the difference between the Model 1855, 1861,
1863 and 1864 Rifles. Great piece for the Springfield
collector. (8.15" X 10.1") All pre-printed and in Very Good
7TH VERMONT INFANTRY - ABSTRACT OF MATERIALS -
2nd Qtr., 1864 - Shows the expenditure of ammunition - 500
.58 cal. cartridges used in practice firing and guard duty.
Signed by Lt. Gilbert and is in Very Good Condition.
(40) FORTY DOCUMENTS U.S. SIGNAL CORPS -
WAR DEPT. CONCERNING THE ALPENA,
MICHIGAN LIGHTHOUSE STATION - All dating
from January to December of 1883 communications
from the War Department to the Signal Officer at
the Signal Station, Alpena, Michigan. Back then the
Signal Corps was in charge of the Great Lakes
LightHouses. All are in very good condidtion only
several have separation at folds and several have
64TH OHIO INFANTRY - Handwritten Special Orders No.
131 from Headquarters - Army of the Ohio at Huntsville,
Alabama August 12, 1862. Accepting the resignation of
Lieut. A.M. Goldsboro. Good condition but does have an
20TH INDIANA INFANTRY MUSTER OUT ROLL -
Document approx. 10 1/2"x 30 1/2" mustering out
3 soldiers from Satterlee U.S. Army hospital in
Philadelphia by hospital Surgeon and a V.R.C.
Captain. It is dated May 24, 1865 and contains the
names of Edmund B. Gainey, Orin Bryant and
Jeremiah Hammel. According to records, Bryant
was wounded at Spottsylvania Court House and
Hammel was wounded at Petersburg. It is unknown
as to why Gainey was in. Document is in very good
CIVIL WAR RELICS
CIVIL WAR AND HISTORICAL MEMORABILIA
EARLY NEW YORK MILITIA ENLISTMENT
DOCUMENT - 1848 - 7 3/4" x 12 3/8" document for the
enlistment of L.D. Simons to Private in Company D of
the Thirteenth Regiment of Infantry - Washington Life
Guards dated September 14, 1848. Document has
several pages - one being Extracts from the Laws of the
State of New York pertaining to military regiments.
Blue paper with some lighter spotted areas - very good
GUARANTEE OF PROTECTION DOCUMENT- Unissued
Guarantee Dated August, 1863 - Shelbyville, Tennessee.
Handwritten document that has empty space for name to be
filled in at a later date. These documents were issued to loyal
citizens to the US and provided them and their property full
consideration and respect by Union forces. Very good condition.
EARLY STATE OF TEXAS DOCUMENT - 1848 - 7 3/4" X 8" Hand
written document concerning of a parcel of land in Lamar County,
Texas. Few holes and a small amount of paper missing at a few folds
but not bad. Fair condition.
3rd NEW YORK CAVALRY STATE
COMMISSION TO SECOND LIEUTENANT -
Handsome vellum certificate (approx. 11 3/4" x
16 5/8") dated December 1, 1864 promoting
Jonathan W. Kent to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant
of the 2nd NYC (this was a mistake as Kent was
actually in the 3rd New York Cavalry). This may
be the reason that the certificate has 'Duplicate'
written vertically across the middle of the
document. Filled in writing is a bit weak as is
Governor Horatio Seymour's signature. Still
retains the State Seal - good looking document.
6TH MICHIGAN CAVALRY (CUSTER'S CAVALRY
BRIGADE) CAPTAIN'S COMMISSION - JACOB O.
PROBASCO - Very nice commission with Michigan State Seal
intact, signed by Governor Austin Blair for Capt. Jacob O.
Probasco, dated December 10, 1864. Probasco enlisted into Co.
E of the 6th on September 8, 1862 as Corporal and rose
through the ranks to Captain. He transferred on November
16, 1865 into the 1st Michigan cavalry where he was mustered
out on June 6, 1866. The 6th was involved in the battles of
Gettysburg, Falling Waters, Todd's Tavern, Wilderness,
Yellow Tavern, Cold Harbor, Trevillion Station, Winchester,
Front Royal among numerous others. VGC.
5TH NEW HAMPSHIRE INFANTRY - CERTIFICATE OF
DISABILITY - Approx. 7" x 8 1/2" Certificate of Disability for
Private James Gould of the 5th New Hampshire Infantry. He was
wounded in action on June 30, 1862 at White Oak Swamp, Va. I
don't know if he took advantage of this certificate as the records
listed him as deserting in April, 1863 and this is the only possible
J.E. Gould listed in the rosters living in Hillsboro County - though
Weare, NH is not listed as his residence. Document is in good
2nd GEORGIA (CS) CAVALRY - RECEIPT FOR PURCHASE OF
SHOTGUNS - Approx. 3 3/4" x 5" Hand written receipt issued at
Camp Hood, July 2, 1862 from Colonel William J. Lawton to Capt.
Francis M. Ison for 4 'Double Guns' - no doubt double barrel
shotguns, at a price of $30. each.
4th PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION
TO MAJOR - Approx. 15 1/2" x 19 1/4" on vellum. Commission
for John P. Barre of the 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Promotion to
Major to rank from March 13, 1865 for "Distinguished Gallantry
During the Campaign Before Richmond, Virginia" and so stated
on the document. Unfortunately the document was exposed to
moisture which wrinkled the vellum and faded the filled in areas so
those areas are weak. Presidential seal is intact and the printed
signature of Andrew Johnson is still strong. Document was issued
May 10, 1866. Damage but still an impressive looking document.
Barre was in the 4th from August, 1862 to July, 1865 and fought in
many battles. To name a few: Antietam, Kelly's Ford, Culpepper,
Cold Harbor, Trevillian Station, Petersburg, Hatcher's Run,
Sailor's Creek and many more.
58TH ILLINOIS INFANTRY - 6 COMMISSIONS FOR ROBERT
W. HEALY - Robert Healy entered the 58th Illinois Infantry as a
Captain in December, 1861 as Captain and through the years made
it up to Brevet Brigadier General. This grouping contains six of his
commissions for varying ranks. 1) His initial commission at
enlistment for Captain (on paper) (12/24/61) signed by Gov.
Richard Yates (this is the duplicate copy - many times they were
given two). 2) Commission for Major (10/10/64) signed by Gov.
Richard Yates (has some wrinkling on the vellum). 3) Commission
for Lieut. Colonel (on paper) (3/27/65) signed by Gov. Richard
Oglesby. 4) Commission for Lieut. Colonel (on vellum) (3/27/65)
signed by Gov. Richard Oglesby (this is the duplicate copy). 5)
Commission for Colonel (on vellum) (9/5/65) signed by Gov.
Richard Oglesby. 6) Presidential Commission for Brevet Lieut.
Colonel (on vellum) (to rank from March 26, 1865 "For Faithful
and Meritorious Services During the Campaign Against the City of
Mobile and it's Defenses" with a stamped Andrew Johnson
signature. All but the one wrinkled vellum commission are all in
spectacular condition. The 58th Illinois took part in the battles of
Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Sabine Cross Roads, La., Pleasant
Hill, La., Nashville, Fort Blakely, Al. as well as with others.
LINCOLN RELATED COURT JUDGEMENT FOR COLE'S
COUNTY, ILLINOIS- Approx. 7 7/8" x" x 12 1/2" Printed Illinois
Supreme Court ruling - January Term 1859, for a case originating
in 1857 concerning a lawsuit in which the type setter mistakenly set
the type for the Attorneys for the Plaintiff as "Logan & Lincoln".
Lincoln was then crossed out and the name of Linder was written
in. Logan of course was Lincoln's law partner in the 1840's,
Lincoln continued practicing law in Cole's County for a time early
in the 1850's and Linder was a good friend of Lincoln also. An
interesting document referencing Lincoln's law career.
34TH PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY (5TH PA. RESERVES) -
Approx. 5 1/2" x" x 8 3/4" Printed and filled out November, 1861
Provision Return document for Company C of the 5th Reserves
when at Camp Pierpoint (Pa). Signed by Capt. Alfred M. Smith
who would later become Brevet Colonel. The 34th would be
involved in such battles as: Gaines Mill, South Mountain, 2nd Bull
Run, Antietam, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House
1862 PASS THROUGH LINES TO YORKTOWN - Pre-printed and
filled in pass for a Mr. Jones for one trip though the lines to
Yorktown, Va. Dated Nov. 1, 1862 By Command of Major General
Dix and stamped by his Aide de Camp, Captain William E. Blake.
Blake was originally in the 3rd New York Infantry from April of
1861 until October, 1862 when he resigned for the Aide-de-Camp
post. He was mustered out in July, 1866 and was promoted to
Major by Brevet in March, 1865. Pass is in a well used condition
and as they were usually destroyed after use, not often seen.
SIGNED DEPOSITION ON SUSPECT IN LINCOLN'S
ASSASSINATION - Deposition taken at Camp Butler, Illinois on
April 21, 1865. Apparently everyone was of suspicion and no rock
unturned. The deposition states that William Anderson, a citizen of
Sangamon County, Illinois was passing the residence of Charles
Warner on Mechicsburgh Road and heard Warner say to another
man that 'he was gladder of the President's death than he would be
to have found five hundred dollars' or words to that effect. Good
strong ink and very good condition.
2ND WISCONSIN INFANTRY OF THE IRON BRIGADE - Invoice
of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores turned over on August 20, 1863 -
just six and a half weeks after Gettysburg. Document includes items
as Enfield Rifles, bayonets, cartridge box plates, belts, cap boxes,
etc.. Hand written document is from Lt. William Noble who was
himself a POW at Gettysburg (was later killed at the Wilderness).
This appears to be as he was detached and in command of a
detachment of paroled prisoners - perhaps those taken at
Gettysburg. Good condition but does have a toning line as can be
seen in the photos as a bit darker than it actually is.
BRIGADIER GENERAL EDWARD S. BRAGG - IRON BRIGADE
- Letter dated August 16, 1864 from Lt. Col. Albert Edwards of
the 24th Michigan Infantry (Iron Brigade) to AAG of the 5th
Corps concerning men better suited to be detached for the
Ambulance Corps. On the reverse is a lengthy endorsement from
Brig. Gen. Edward S. Bragg, who commanded the Iron Brigade.
He was originally a Captain in the 6th Wisconsin Infantry,
promoted to Colonel in March, 1863 then to Brigadier General in
June, 1864. Signature is strong and dark. Document has dark ink
(?) stains along edge.
DISCHARGE - 143RD ILLINOIS INFANTRY - The 143rd was a
one hundred day regiment that spent it's time in Helena,
Arkansas on garrison duty. Philo Grey (Groy) was in that unit for
the entire time. Fair condition with folds and some separation on
folds along edges.
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