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CDV - LIBBY PRISON - RICHMOND, VA - CDV produced by a
Detroit, Michigan photographers. This is the live view showing the
soldiers camped on the grounds. Image is in very good condition.
CDV - 4th NEW JERSEY INFANTRY - CDV of Major Charles Ewing -
ID'd in period ink on reverse. He enlisted originally in the 3rd NJI then
promoted to Captain in the 6th NJI before receiving a commission as Major
(and later Lt. Colonel) in the 4th New Jersey. While in the 4th, the
regiment fought in the battles of Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House,
North Anna River, Cold Harbor, Winchester, Opequon, Cedar Creek and
Petersburg. The CDV has some condition issues with a lightly soiled front
and a reverse that appears to have been exposed to light or somehow
bordered for the two toned effect on the reverse.
CDV - INTERIOR OF FORT MARION - ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
- Well known image of the 'stairs' or 'ramp' in Fort Marion in
St. Augustine, Florida. The fort was built by the Spaniards,
started in the 1600's and finished in 1756. It was originally called
the 'Castle of St. Mark' and the name was changed in 1825 to
Ft. Marion. No photographer's back mark. Image is in extremely
CDV - 24th MICHIGAN INFANTRY - IRON BRIGADE KIA - CDV of Lt.
David Birrell - ID'd from a known image that can be seen on Ancestry.com
at http://www.fold3.com/page/641395340_david_birrell/ . He enlisted in Co.
K, 24th Michigan Infantry at organization as 2nd Lieutenant in Detroit, age
24. He was commissioned on July 26, 1862 and mustered August 14, 1862.
He was killed in action at Fredericksburg, Va., December 12, 1862. CDV is
in very good condition and has a Bardwell, Detroit photographer's
CDV - 6th MICHIGAN CAVALRY - CUSTER'S MICHIGAN CAV. BRIGADE
- CDV of Capt. Jacob O. Probasco - Co. K, 6th Michigan Inf. . He enlisted
on September 8, 1862 and was discharged on June 6, 1866 so he was in for
the duration. CDV has a very light Clark - Ionia, Mi backmark. There is an
ID on the reverse that is a later period pen (no doubt a decendent of
Probasco) that has been written over the period pencil ID. CDV shows
expected wear for age.
CDV - 1st MISSOURI LIGHT ARTILLERY - CDV of Capt. Frederick
Welker - Battery M of the 1st MO Lt Art. He enlisted on November 3,
1864, and was discharged August 1, 1865 CDV has a St. Louis, Mo. back
mark. ID is in period ink on reverse. CDV shows expected wear for age.
Missouri images are difficult to obtain.
UNIDENTIFIED CIVIL WAR MARINE CORPS SERGEANT
TINTYPE - Full Plate tintype Approx. 5 7/8" x 7 7/8 - frame
approx. 9 1/4" x 11". Hand tinted tintype of the same Marine
shown on page 149 of the book: "The Civil War Uniforms of the
United States Marine Corps - The Regulation of 1859" by Cureton
& Sullivan and owned by Mike McAfee. The image in the book has
not been tinted thus showing more detail and the sergeant's stripes.
He is wearing the M-1859 uniform cap with one of the two different
hat plates - unmistakable even with the coloring. Was originally in
an oval matted frame as can be seen on the tin, moved to a period
rectangular frame which allows the entire photo to be seen. Very
TINTYPE - SOLDIER (CAVALRY OR ARTILLERY) ON
HORSEBACK - ARTILLERY BACKROUND - Approx. 4
7/8" x 7" Between a half and whole plate tintype.
Interesting outdoor view with artillery in backround. This
shot looks to be a close to period copy (tintypes were a one
shot deal, if copies needed to be made they were placed on
a board, etc and another tintype would have been taken
of the original). There is a bend running right down the
middle from top to bottom but no cracking or flaking as
a result and there are also a few other minor bends. The
edge of the original image and lines from exposure in a
frame can also be seen. You can see where the original
had gilt on the brass of the sword, etc. Good condition.
MINNESOTA BRACKETT'S CAVALRY - CDV of Captain Erwin Y.
Shelley, Company C of Brackett's Cavalry Battalion (AKA Minnesota
Light Cavalry later fighting in with the Curtis Horse and later 5th Iowa
Cav). CDV has St. Paul, Minn. backmark. Image is identified in the
Civil War Research data Base. Shelley enlisted in St. Paul on Nov. 4,
1861 and discharged on March 24, 1865. This unit participated in the
battles of Fort Donelson, siege of Corinth, Fort Henry, KY, Lockridge
Mills and later fought Indians in the Dakota Territory where Shelley was
mentioned in the battle reports for his actions. Clipped corners and some
minor soiling otherwise GC. Minnesota CDV's getting harder to come by.
STEREO VIEW - REBEL CIGAR STEAMER - Photographed
and published by Bell & Bro. in Washington, DC. These radically
designed ships were designed by the Winan's family, from
Baltimore who moved to the South when war broke out. The
boats were never really successful and only six were built. In the
photo the boat is tied up next to a monitor of the US Navy. The
card is soiled and stained as can be seen in the photos, the image
is relatively good and clear.
STEREO VIEW - DEAD REBEL SOLDIER AT PETERSBURG -
published by E. & H.T. Anthony - New York. The description on
the reverse side of the card did not scan well, it is very legible and
states: 'A dead Rebel Soldier, barefooted, killed by a shell, which
tore his side out. The entrails are protruding from his side. This
view was taken in the trenches before Petersburgh, Va. April 2d,
1865 and shows a foot passage halt way up the side'. The card is
soiled and waterstained as can be seen in the photos, the image is
somewhat blurred along the bottom (due to the water damage)
and is not very sharp on the image in general but rarely seen
STEREO VIEW - IMPROVISED DINNER TABLE IN THE
FIELD - Rare Views - Army of the Potomac published by E. &
H.T. Anthony - New York. View shows soldiers around a make
shift table with all the fixins. Speculation that these are band
members as there are two drums and a musician's sword in a tree
behind the table. A flag which looks to be a 35 star medallion
pattern also hangs from the tree behind. The card is soiled and
waterstained as can be seen in the photos, the image is somewhat
blurred along the bottom (due to the water damage) but is
relatively sharp when looking with a glass on the rest of the
CDV OF CAVALRY BUGLER - POSSIBLE ID - This image was
originally offered with a very similar bugle but the buyer only wanted the
bugle itself so I offer the CDV as a separate lot. The soldier is holding the
bugle in one hand and his cavalry sword in the other. There is a very
faint name on the reverse which I have boxed in pencil - appears to be a
Jas (James) for the first name and the last name I had trouble with.
Would be a good research project. The carte is worn as can be seen and
soft corners but the subject matter is pretty decent.
CDV OF GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT - Scott was one of this
country's greatest soldiers. He fought in the War of 1812 and was badly
wounded at Lundy's Lane (Niagara Falls, Ont.), was
Commander-in-Chief of the US Army in 1841 and in the Mexican War.
He was the Whig nominee for President in 1852 but defeated by
Franklin Pierce. Overall Commander of the Army at the outbreak of the
Civil War it was he that came up with the Anaconda Plan strategy for the
Union. He retired from the army in late 1861 and died in 1866 at West
Point. Backmark is Anthony but is partially scratched off. There is a
piece of tape across the top of the reverse side from a framed mounting.
Carte is in good condition.
CDV - 11th & 12th NEW JERSEY INFANTRY - Image of Captain
John T. Hill Co. I - 11th New Jersey Infantry. Hill mustered in as
Captain on August 18, 1862 and was discharged out for promotion to
Major into the 12th New Jersey Infantry on August 17, 1863. While in
the 11th NJ, the regiment was engaged in the Battles of Fredericksburg,
Chancellorsville and Gettysburg where they suffered greatly with 26 killed
and 122 wounded. Carte is nicely ID'd on back in period ink and is in
good condition. His kepi clearly shows '11' in the infantry bugle.
CDV - 22nd MICHIGAN INFANTRY LT. COL. HENRY S. DEAN -
Image of Henry Dean as Lt. Colonel, no photographer's back stamp but has
tax stamp dating image to later in the War. Nice ID on reverse in period ink
"Yours Truly / Henry S. Dean / Lt. Col 22' M.V.I.". He enlisted as 2nd
Lieut on 7/28/62. He was promoted to Captain on 7/31/62, Major on 1/5/63
and Lt. Colonel on 6/7/64. He received a Bvt. Colonel commission in
March, 1865. He was also promoted to the Staff of Brig. Gen. Granger as
Asst IG in June, 1864. Carte is in vgc with just several light spots on front.
1903/4 STEREO VIEW OF THE HIGH WATER MARK AT
GETTYSBURG - Very clear stereo view by Underwood &
Underwood copyrighted on front 1903 and on the back
1904. View shows what appears to be a veteran sitting on a
flank marker next to the Rhode Island Light Artillery
monument. In the backround is the Copse of Trees and
High Water Mark monument. What appears to be a horse
drawn tour buggy is also in the back round. Image is very
CDV - 62nd ILLINOIS INFANTRY - LT. LEWIS R. STICKLE - Image of
Stickle as Lieutenant. Has a Matoon, Illinois photographer's backmark and
also two tax stamps. ID on reverse is in pencil. He enlisted in the 62nd as a
Corporal on 2/1/62 and was mustered in on 4/10/62. He re-enlisted on
3/3/64, was promoted to 1st Sergeant then 1st Lt. on 6/21/64. He mustered
out on 4/14/65. The only major action the 62nd saw during this period was
Holly Springs, Mississippi where the regiment suffered 1 killed, 2 wounded
and 14 POW. Carte has top two corners clipped and has minor scuffs of
CDV - UNIDENTIFIED ILLINOIS SERGEANT - Nice seated view wearing
a frock coat with sergeant stripes showing and arm resting on a photo
album. Has a Decatur, Illinois photographer's backmark. Clean image but
backround contrast a bit dark.
CDV - 77th PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY - WOUNDED AT STONES
RIVER - Image of Private William Biven, Co. F, 77th Pa. Inf. Carte has a
great period ink presentation inscription on the reverse "Compliments of /
Wm. Bivens / Co. F 77th Regt / Pa Vols / To John Burgoyne / of Co. K
14th Regt / Mich. Vols / Veterans". Nashville, Tn Photographer. Bivens
enlisted on 9/1/61 at Chambersburg, Pa, mustered in on 10/9/61 - no
discharge date given. He was wounded in action at Stones River, Tn on
12/31/1862. Carte has a chip of albumen paper missing and clipped
corners, all of which can be seen in photos.
CDV - 14th MICHIGAN INFANTRY - HARVEY SMITH - Image of Harvey
Smith, most likely of the 14th Michigan Infantry as it was in the album
belonging to John Burgoyne of the 14th with the above 77th Pa CDV
presented to Burgoyne. ID is in pencil on reverse and there was in fact a
Harvey Smith in the 14th. One other soldier's image was in the album and
assume it may be Burgoyne but has no ID. The person I purchased these
from was an antique dealer and had unfortunately split up the album
instead of keeping it together so this information is all I have. Nashville, Tn
photographer. CDV has clipped corners as can be seen in photos.
CDV - U.S. GRANT & HENRY WILSON 1872 PRESIDENTIAL
CAMPAIGN - Nice campaign carte with an albumen image of Grant and
running mate Henry Wilson. Has a positive campaign note on bottom
mentioning a plus for Grant's previous term " Despite the annual large
reductions of the rates of taxation., the public debt has been reduced
during General Grant's Presidency, at the rate of one hundred million
dollars a year " (wouldn't it be nice if we were working in that direction
today). Carte has rounded corners and fading of text near the bottom.
Pencil note on the back mentioning that the owner's mother gave this to
an uncle at 11 years old.
CDV - MINNESOTA WAR OF 1862 - INDIAN PARTICIPANT - CUT
NOSE - Image of Cut Nose, of the Dakota Sioux. Photo was taken by J.E.
Whitney, famous Indian & western photographer dated 1862. CDV has a
tax stamp from St. Paul but unfortunately can not read the year (1864-67).
In 1862, in Minnesota what started as a dispute over hunting lands, a
Dakota from a small hunting party murdered a white family of five and as
a result the Dakotas decided to attempt to run out the settlers by raiding
other white settlements. Death tolls range from 500-800 settlers killed.
Abraham Lincoln ordered General John Pope to Minnesota to suppress the
uprising. This resulted in the arrest and conviction of over 300 Dakota
Sioux that were sentenced to hang. Lincoln stepped in and reduced that
number to 38, who were hanged on December 26, 1862 in the largest mass
execution in US history. Cut Nose during the massacre murdered 18
Women and Children and 5 Men. Strange enough he was not one of those
that were hung. Carte is in VGC but does have a dark area on bottom of
CDV - MINNESOTA WAR OF 1862 - INDIAN PARTICIPANT -
STANDING BUFFALO - TA-TANKA-NAZIN - Image of Standing Buffalo,
of the Dakota Sioux. Photo was taken by J.E. Whitney, famous Indian &
western photographer dated 1862. In 1862, in Minnesota what started as a
dispute over hunting lands, a Dakota from a small hunting party murdered
a white family of five and as a result the Dakotas decided to attempt to run
out the settlers by raiding other white settlements. Death tolls range from
500-800 settlers killed. Abraham Lincoln ordered General John Pope to
Minnesota to suppress the uprising. This resulted in the arrest and
conviction of over 300 Dakota Sioux that were sentenced to hang. Lincoln
stepped in and reduced that number to 38, who were hanged on December
26, 1862 in the largest mass execution in US history. He is listed a
participant and was not one of those that were hung. Carte is in VGC but
has dark area on reverse.
CDV - 1st ILLINOIS CAVALRY / 83rd ILLINOIS INFANTRY - Image of
Wesley B. Casey - no photographer's back mark. Bust view shows Casey as a
1st Lieut., it is ID'd in pencil on the bottom of the front and in period ink
on the reverse. Casey enlisted into the 1st Illinois Cavalry but his Company
was detached to the 83rd Illinois Infantry where he fought most of his entire
time in the army. He joined the 83rd and was with them from 7/5/62 until
8/5/64 when he resigned. While in, the 83rd took part in the battles of
Waverly, Tn., Stones River, Tn., Fort Donelson, Tn., Clarksville, Tn. and
Uniontown, Ky. While not listed in the data base, in the Wall's 'History of
Jefferson County', Casey is noted to have been wounded at Fort Donelson
(shot through the arm) and having a horse fall on him, crushing his leg.
The CDV is a bit dirty and does have a very light crease in the lower section,
lightly noticed on the reverse.
CDV - 1st ILLINOIS CAVALRY / 83rd ILLINOIS INFANTRY - Image of
Wesley B. Casey - no photographer's back mark. Bust view shows a bearded
Casey as a Lieut. wearing a kepi, it is ID'd in period ink on the bottom of
the front and in pencil on the reverse. Casey enlisted into the 1st Illinois
Cavalry but his Company was detached to the 83rd Illinois Infantry where
he fought most of his entire time in the army. He joined the 83rd and was
with them from 7/5/62 until 8/5/64 when he resigned. While in, the 83rd
took part in the battles of Waverly, Tn., Stones River, Tn., Fort Donelson,
Tn., Clarksville, Tn. and Uniontown, Ky. While not listed in the data base,
in the Wall's 'History of Jefferson County', Casey is noted to have been
wounded at Fort Donelson (shot through the arm) and having a horse fall
on him, crushing his leg. The CDV is a bit dirty and does have several
GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - MIDDLE STREET IN TOWN
- Large format stereo by Webster & Albee of Rochester, NY. Not
often do you see photographs of the town of Gettysburg. Mostly
seen are the battlefield, veteran and monument views.
Fortunately the identification of Middle Street can be barely
made out on the labeling (bottom of the right side photo) but no
idea of which direction the camera is pointed and which
intersection but with most of the original buildings still intact, it
may be possible to identify just where on Middle Street it was
taken. Card is in very good condition, has two black spots as can
be seen but these are in the actual photograph.
GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - 14TH CONN. INF,
ANDERSON'S MASSACHUSETTS SHARPSHOOTERS AND
1ST RHODE ISLAND LIGHT ARTILLERY - Large format
stereo by Webster & Albee of Rochester, NY. Early view looking
down Hancock Avenue with the three monuments listed above.
Card is in very good condition.
GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - 93RD NEW YORK
INFANTRY MONUMENT - Large format stereo by Webster &
Albee of Rochester, NY. Early view taken from Meade Avenue.
Card is in very good condition.
GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - 15TH AND 50TH NEW
YORK ENGINEER'S MONUMENT - Large format stereo by
Webster & Albee of Rochester, NY. Early view taken between
Stannard's Column and Hummelbaugh's. Card is in very good
GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - FELLED TREE BY
ARTILLERY ON CULP'S HILL - Stereo view by L. Mumper of
Gettysburg. Early view taken on Culp's Hill with huge tree torn
down near base from an artillery shell. Not a real sharp photo
but still fairly detailed. Several black spots on photo look like
period ink but are in the actual photo. Card is in good condition.
GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - RAILROAD CUT - Large
format stereo by Webster & Albee of Rochester, NY. Early view
looking down the railroad cut where so many lives from both
sides were lost mainly on the first day of the battle. Card is in
very good condition.
GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - ARTILLERY ON
CEMETERY HILL WITH TOWN IN THE DISTANCE - Stereo
view by L. Mumper of Gettysburg. Early view taken on Cemetery
Hill showing several Parrott cannon on the old original park
iron carriages and the town of Gettysburg in the backround.
Card is in very good condition - contrast a bit dark.
GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - DEAD CONFEDERATE
SOLDIERS AT THE WHEAT FIELD - ROSE WOODS - Stereo
view by L. Mumper of Gettysburg. Early view taken near the
Rose Woods showing the Confederate dead gathered for burial.
This was originally attributed to Gardiner and the wagon in the
backround is supposed to be his. Card is in very good condition.
GETTYSBURG STEREO VIEW - LITTLE ROUND TOP -
LOOKING NORTH - Stereo view by L. Mumper of Gettysburg.
Early view taken on Little Round Top showing the view that the
Union forces had looking north. Card is in good condition but
has a wrinkle in the right side of the photo.
CDV - 125TH ILLINOIS INFANTRY - Image of Capt. George W. Holloway
- Danville, Illinois photographer's back mark. Bust view shows Holloway as
a Captain, it is ID'd from an identical image on the Civil War Data Base
website (plus one that I had in the past). He joined the 125th and was with
them from 9/3/62 until 6/9/65 when he was mustered out. While in, the
125th took part in the battles of Chickamauga, Resaca, Dallas, Kennesaw
Mountain, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Louisville, Ga. and Bentonville. The CDV is
in good condition but has been trimmed on the top end.
CDV - 1ST MASSACHUSETTS BATTERY - HEAVY ARTILLERY - CO. A
- Image of Corporal George L. Tebbitts (Tebberts on the data base) -
Woburn, Mass. photographer's back mark. Seated view, it is ID'd on the
reverse in period ink with full name and unit. He enlisted on 2/25/62 until
10/20/65 when he was mustered out. Company 'A' of the 1st Heavy Artillery
was stationed in the Boston Harbor forts during the War, guarding the
harbor. CDV is in good condition with several spots that can be seen in the
CDV - MINNESOTA WAR OF 1862 - INDIAN PARTICIPANT - LITTLE
CROW - Image of Little Crow, of the Dakota Sioux. Photo was taken by
J.E. Whitney, famous Indian & western photographer dated 1862. In 1862,
in Minnesota what started as a dispute over hunting lands, a Dakota from a
small hunting party murdered a white family of five and as a result the
Dakotas decided to attempt to run out the settlers by raiding other white
settlements. Death tolls range from 500-800 settlers killed. Abraham
Lincoln ordered General John Pope to Minnesota to suppress the uprising.
This resulted in the arrest and conviction of over 300 Dakota Sioux that
were sentenced to hang. Lincoln stepped in and reduced that number to 38,
who were hanged on December 26, 1862 in the largest mass execution in
US history. Little Crow, according to the inscription on the image, was the
leader of the uprising. Strange enough he was not one of those that were
hung. Carte is in fair condition , shows much wear, clipped corners and
damage to the left side of the carte, all of which can be seen in the photos.
TINTYPE - ENGINEER - 1/9 plate tintype in geometric gutta
percha Union case. View is a bit dark and shows engineer
seated, holding a Hardee hat with Engineer castle. He is also
wearing a foot officer's sword. He is also wearing a jacket with
shoulder tabs and of all the engineer uniforms I have checked
on, the 1st Michigan Engineers and Mechanics are the only
ones I've seen with both the Hardee hat and tabs on the jacket -
this is not to say that it is Michigan for sure (but did come
from a Michigan collection). The tintype is also a period copy -
with a tintype being a one shot deal, if duplicates were desired
later then the photographer would photograph the photograph.
That's what this appears to be. There is a blotchy appearance
in places as can be seen in the photos. The Union case does
have a crack (shown in the photos) and as expected is weak in
that spot. As a result the case will not clasp - not a big deal if
displaying the image in an open case.
CDV - LIBBY PRISON - RICHMOND PHOTOGRAPHER - Image of Libby
Prison in Richmond, Va. with the photographer's marking of Anderson -
Richmond, Va. Believe this image to have been taken shortly after
Richmond was taken as there are what appears to be Union soldiers outside
guarding. Clothes can be seen hanging out the windows probably after
washing. Interesting image. CDV has a bit light contrast and is in good
11 STEREO VIEWS OF HARRISBURG, PA - CIRCA
1860-1880 - Large format stereo views in excellent
condition of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania street scenes.
There is one duplicate so ten different scenes. They
include Market Street from the Railroad tracks, County
Jail, National Hotel (2), The Lochiel House, The Leland
House, Opera House, Safe Deposit Building,
Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge, Fountain at the State
Capitol and West State Street.
43rd MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY - LARGE
ALBUMEN - 1863 - (12 3/4" X 13 5/8" mount - 9 1/2"
X 11 1/8" albumen image size). There were a number of
these shots taken by Lieut. G.H. Nickerson on March 13,
1863 at Camp Rogers in Newbern, N.C.Most of what you
see are the distant views of the troops in a square
formation - not a close view as this one. There is a
pre-printed description and title on the mount.
Unfortunately this one has some water damage as can be
seen in the photos. The image itself is not too bad but
does have areas of spotting in the lower left and upper
right edges. There is a bit of waviness in the mount due
to the water.
CDV - 10th MICHIGAN INFANTRY - WOUNDED AT JONESBORO -
Image of 2nd Lieut. John Algoe of the 10th Michigan Infantry. He enlisted
in the 10th October 21, 1861 and was discharged March 8, 1865 for wounds
received at Jonesboro. Michigan State University has a letter from Alex.
Campbell of the 10th where he writes about visiting Algoe in the hospital
and describes the visit as such, "Allen and I went to see Lieut. Algoe who is
here wounded. He had his right under jaw shot away by a minie ball. It has
been a very painful wound but he is not nearly well and will probably be
home in a month or so, poor fellow. His Country owes him and other
wounded heroes a debt she never can repay". The CDV is in very good
condition and has a period ink ID on the front..
CDV - 11th MICHIGAN INFANTRY - WOUNDED AT DALLAS, GA. -
Image of Private Sydnor Tutewiler of the 11th Michigan Infantry. He
enlisted in the 11th December, 1863 and was mustered out in September,
1865 as a Corporal. Tutewiler was wounded in action near Dallas, Ga., on
May 27, 1864. His full ID is pre-printed in gold ink on the reverse side. I
have had other 11th images done the same way so there must have been a
photographer that offered this service. This particular photographer is in
New Albany, Indiana. The CDV is in very good condition and has a period
ink ID on the front.
CDV - PROBABLE 66TH ILLINOIS, CO. D (A MICHIGAN COMPANY) -
Image of an unknown soldier that accompanied a grouping that included
Michigan members of Company D, 66th Illinois Infantry - Birge's Western
Sharpshooters. Many images of the Michigan Company found show them
wearing their 15th Corps Badges and ID tag with an eagle pinbar as this
image has. There is no photographer's back mark but there is a tax stamp
which would date it no earlier than 1864. CDV is in good condition but
does have several stains.
CDV - INDIAN CHIEF HOLDING A RIFLE - Image of lightly tinted Indian
Chief with head dress and holding the barrel of a rifle. There is no
photographer's backmark but image looks to be a period second generation
photo due to the clarity as can be seen in photos. Looks good until you put
a loop on it then you notice the fuzziness. There is an abrasion in the
albumen paper near the hand holding the gun. At one time the back had
been glued to some kind of board and there was a lot of material left on the
reverse but I have removed that.
RUBY AMBROTYPE OF INFANTRY SOLDIER NEXT TO HIS
HARDEE HAT - 1/6 Plate ruby ambrotype with great clarity
showing the soldier sitting next to a table that holds the Hardee
hat with Infantry insignia. To me this guy looks a bit familiar
and of course when it comes from Michigan and you see that
Hardee hat, the 24th Michigan Infantry of the Iron Brigade
automatically comes to mind. As far as I have been able to
check, I have been unable to confirm even a slight chance of
that. The image has a few small scratches and the leatherette
case has been repaired on the hinge though it is still shakey.
Overall a beautiful image.
CDV - LINCOLN ASSASSINATION MEMORIAM - Published by E&HT
Anthony - New York, carte shows 9 different Lincoln images taken
throughout the War and in the center, a monument with the inscription
"IN MEMORY / OF / ABRAHAM LINCOLN / PRESIDENT OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / BORN FEBRUARY 12, 1809 / DIED
APRIL 15, 1865 / WITH MALICE TOWARD NONE, WITH CHARITY FOR
ALL / SECOND INAUGURAL ADDRESS / REQUIESCAT IN PACE".
Carte is in very good condition.
CDV - MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE B. McCLELLAN- Published by
E&HT Anthony - New York, from Brady's National Portrait Gallery. Nice
3/4 standing view of McClellan on pre-printed mount with his name and
1861 date. McClellan was in command of the Army of the Potomac until
right after Antietam when Lincoln replaced him for not pursuing Lee after
defeating him on the battlefield. VGC
CDV - 3RD MICHIGAN CAVALRY - Image of 1st Lieut. James H.
McCormick - has a tax stamp but no photographer's back mark. Bust view
shows McCormick as a 1st Lieut., it is ID'd from an image from the same
sitting on the Civil War website Seeking Michigan. He joined the 3rd Cav.
and was with them from 10/16/61 until 2/12/66 when he was mustered out.
While in, the 3rd took part in the battles of Farmington, Ms, Blackland,
Ms., Iuka, Ms., Coffeeville, Ms., Jackson, Tn., Memphis, Tn., New Albany,
Ms., Corinth, Ms., Ripley, Ms., Brownsville, Ar. and Mobile Bay, Al.,
among other actions. The CDV came in a large group of 3rd Michigan
Cavalry images and is in very good condition.
ALBUMEN - 40TH MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY - Mount
approx. 9 1/8" x 10 5/8" with image size approx. 6" x 8". Image of
1st Lieut. Eugene Mason, Company C, 40th Massachusetts Infantry.
On the reverse in pencil is "For Alice - Eugene Mason". On the
Civil War Data Base there is a post War photo of Mason and there is
no doubt this is the same person. At the beginning of the War
Mason enlisted in the 6th Mass. Inf. and was mustered out 3 1/2
months later. He joined the 40th Infantry on Sept. 1, 1862 but was
mustered out due to disability on January 26, 1863. Albumen is in
very good condition.