CDV - CONFEDERATE QUAKER GUNS AT CENTREVILLE
- This shot is by Mathew Brady in 1862 of the "Fortifications
on the Heights of Centreville" and designated as No. 300 in
Brady's Album Gallery. On the front in period ink is 'Lee Rebs
Wooden Guns'. These fake cannon gave Lee extra time to
evacuate the fortifications, while making McClellan think they
were stronly defended. Carte does have several nicks on the
CDV - ELMIRA PRISON CAMP - ELMIRA, NY - Moulton &
Larkin, Elmira, NY back mark with tax stamp. This photograph,
taken from an elevated position to show over the stockade and into
the camp showing the masses of Confederate prisoners and the
Union guards on the stockade walls. The prison was only in
existence from July, 1864 to July, 1865 and housed approximately
12, 100 prisoners of which 2,970 died while in captivity, mainly
from disease. It was dubbed by the prisoners "Hellmira". Carte
does have several minor issues, a nick on the edge of the mount
and a few small wrinkles on the albumen paper, otherwise very
CDV - TENNESSEE STATE CAPITOL BUILDING IN
NASHVILLE - Morse's Gallery of the Cumberland, Nashville
back mark with tax stamp. This well known photograph, taken of
the Capitol Building on the hill in Nashville, which if you have
ever been there appears to be the highest elevation in the city
proper. There are similar views that show troops and tents on the
grounds but this appears to have been taken after the troops left,
as there are what looks like boxes strewn throughout the grounds.
TINTYPE - WHITE & BLACK(?) WOMEN WITH AN
INTERESTING RELATIONSHIP - Crisp tintype of the two
women and a strange note in a somewhat ominous tone, behind
the image in the case. The note is dated August, 1861 and it looks
like the image was taken in 1859. In the best of my transcribing it
reads: "Louisa, When shall we meet again? Changes must need
be in that I fear changes unlooked for, dark - sorrowful.
Whatever, wherever I may be live thou true to thy womanhood,
thy friend and thy God / M Alice G / Aug 1861 / Hyde Park
1859". Could this be in reference to the beginning of War,
Friendship between races / is slavery implied? Interesting to say
the least! Unfortunately the case is damaged and cover detached
but the note is fine and image near perfect. More shown in
'Additional Images' link.
AMBROTYPE - HOSPITAL STEWARD - 1/6 plate ambrotype
image of a hospital steward. Full standing view showing both
unmistakable arm bands although the medical caduceus symbol
is not seen due to the angle. Steward is wearing an extremely
large bow tie. Full case with original hinge still intact. Additional
images show that the image has been up against this mat for the
full term as the image is 'oxidized' out under the mat. Good
condition but a tad dark on contrast.
CDV - CONFEDERATE GENERAL JOHN BELL HOOD - No
photographer's back mark. Hood was involved in many of the major battles
during the War; Second Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg
(severely wounded in arm), Chickamauga (lost leg), Peach Tree Creek,
Atlanta, Franklin, Nashville among others. Led the famed Hood's Texas
Brigade. Good condition, has some scuffing on mount under the albumen
CDV - RIVERBOAT SCENE - No Photographer's B/M. Unknown
location post-War image showing steamboat at dock in what
appears to be a more remote docking location than in the middle
of a town or busier area with only a few buildings in the area but
does show other sailboats in the water.
CDV - JEFF DAVIS - PRESIDENT - CHARLESTON, SC - One of the
more interesting CDVs that I've seen lately. Image of Jefferson Davis on a
seal type setting - looks to have been made for mass production though I've
never seen another. Davis is surrounded by stars and surrounding that is
written, "The Right Man, In The Right Place / Our First President". The
photographer's back mark is "Quinby & Co. / Charleston, SC". The bottom
has been trimmed off and there is some staining as can be seen in the
'Additional Images' link. Contrast is a bit light. Condition isn't there but the
CDV - 10th, 37th & 20th MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY - WIA - Sergeant
Otis B. Wood enlisted in June, 1861 as a Pvt. in the 10th Mass. Inf. He
re-enlisted in Dec., 1863 and in June, 1864, transferred into the 37th Mass.
Inf. In June, 1865 he was transferred into the 20th Mass. for discharge in
July. He would eventually rise to the rank of 1st Lieutenant in June, 1865.
As a member of the 10th Massachusetts he was wounded in the shoulder at
the battle of Salem Heights, Va. on May 3, 1863. Period ink inscription on
reverse: "O.B. Wood Sergt. Co. H / 10th Mass". Carte is in good condition.
CDV - THE TRENT AFFAIR - CAPT. CHARLES WILKES - Among the
many accomplishments of Captain Charles Wilkes (which included the
discovery of the Antarctic continent - actual land mass in 1840 and
commanding the Potomac River Flotilla), he was also the Captain of the
USS San Jacinto which was the ship that nearly incited a War between
Great Britain and the United States when on November 8, 1861 it stopped
the British mail packet Trent several hundred miles off the coast of Cuba
which carried the Confederate commissioners James Mason and John
Slidell. The San Jacinto fired warning shots, boarded the Trent and took
Mason & Slidell prisoners. Photo was taken by Charles Fredrick in New
York and dated 1861.
CDV - 1865 BRADY PHOTOGRAPH OF PRESIDENT ANDREW
JOHNSON - If there was a reason Brady was considered a premier
photographer, this CDV shows why. Taken after the assassination of
Lincoln, this image is about as striking as they come, clear and stoic in
pose. Later Brady back mark on reverse and the speckled gold border and
Brady / Washington print on obverse. A spectacular view.
CDV - 144TH NEW YORK INFANTRY - JOHN A. COULTER - Standing
view of John A. Coulter of the 144th New York Infantry Coulter enlisted in
August, 1862 and attained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant before mustering out
in June, 1865. Image is ID'd on reverse in very light period ink as "Your
Friend / John A. Coulter / Lieut. 144th NYI". Image has an Elmira, NY
photographer's back mark. There are a few chips in the albumen paper (as
can be seen in the 'Additional Images' link and also has a 'wrinkling' in the
mount and albumen paper on the bottom 1/3 of the image where it looks
like someone may have tried getting the tax stamp off. The 144th spent
nearly the entire War in the Virginia and South Carolina.
TINTYPE IN CDV MOUNT - 28TH KENTUCKY INFANTRY - JOHN
FOOS - WIA - Gem size tintype in a CDV mount of John Foos, 28th
Kentucky Infantry. Foos enlisted in April, 1862 and no date is given for
mustering out. Foos was wounded in action on June 27, 1864 at Kennesaw
Mountain, afterwards being hospitalized in Louisville, Ky. Image is ID'd on
front below image in very light period ink as "Yours Truly / John Foos /
Portland / Ky / Co. H 28 Ky Regt". Image has an Louisville, Ky
Photographers back mark.
EARLY STEREO CARD - LARGE FORMAT
-WASHINGTON MONUMENT - Stereo cards became
popular in the 1850's and well into the 1930's. This is an
early stereo card of the building of the Washington
Monument I would guess at the very end of the first stage
of construction which was completed in 1854. The
temporary cap can be seen as well as the work sheds
around the base. Several light stains.
US LIFE SAVING STATION - SHEBOYGAN, WI -
Mounted photo (mount approx. 9 3/8" x 12") of the U.S.
Life Saving Station at Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Image
shows not only the station itself but also the U.S.
Engineer Department building. The photographer's stamp
of G.G. Winscher of Sheboygan is on the reverse. Great
clarity. The USLSS was instituted in 1846 and was known
as such until 1915 when it became the U.S. Coast Guard.
11TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY - Image grouping of
Henry C. Damon, 11th Michigan Infantry. Damon
enlisted in Aug., 1861, was taken prisoner at
Chickamauga on Sept. 20, 1863, escaped in July, 1864
and discharged a month later. Albumen (approx. 6 1/8" x
8 1/8"), tintype (1/6 plate) of Damon & his wife and a
tintype (1/9 plate) of Damon with his dog. Unfortunately
there is no written ID on any of these items, only a tag
from the gentleman that obtained it, a former dealer in
western Michigan. I assume that due to 3 images together
the ID is probably legitimate. The albumen has damage
as can be seen and really, the tintypes are nothing
spectacular but should be all together.
CDV - 9TH VERMONT INFANTRY - MAJOR CHARLES JARVIS - KIA
NEW BERNE, NC - Image was identified from an identical one in the
Library of Congress and also shown in the CW Data Base. There is a Boston
photographer's back mark on the reverse. Jarvis enlisted in May, 1863 and
was wounded on December 1, 1863 while on a scouting mission near New
Berne, NC where he died of his wounds that same day. Carte has some
scuffs and light stains but otherwise in gc.
1876 STEREO VIEW - DAREDEVIL CROSSING
NIAGARA FALLS - Great view of Signorina Maria
Spelterini crossing the rapids of Niagara Falls on a
tight rope with peach buckets on her feet!! This
successful crossing was done on July 12, 1876. Good
1880's STEREO VIEW - DAREDEVIL CROSSING
NIAGARA FALLS - View of Stephen Peer crossing
the rapids of Niagara Falls on a tight rope. Peer did
this several times but his luck ran out. Many
different stories circulate including one where, on
June 25, 1887 while drunk he tried walking the rope
with street shoes. Good condition but has missing
paper on front right - does not affect the image..
CABINET PHOTO - PORTLAND, OREGON FIREMAN & TICKET -
Cabinet of a Portland, Oregon Fireman probably about the turn of the
century and an 1895 ticket for the Fireman's Grand Ball in Union,
Oregon. Ticket in very good condition, cabinet photo is very light on
contrast - unable to read headgear insignia.
57TH NEW YORK INFANTRY - GETTYSBURG
- Nice, clear stereo view of the 57th New York
statue on the Gettysburg battlefield near the
Wheatfield. The 57th was not only engaged at
Gettysburg but also took part in battles such as
Fair Oaks, Gaines' Mill, Antietam,
Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Bristoe Station,
Wilderness and Petersburg among others.
ALBUMEN OF UNKNOWN CAVALRY (?) ALL
HOLDING COLT REVOLVING RIFLES !!! - Small
albumen image (mount approx. 4 5/8" x 5 7/8" &
image approx. 3 5/8" x 4 7/8") perhaps of a small
company showing 29 soldiers with 2 NCO's and
clean shots of 20 Colt Revolving Rifles and partial
views of the rest!! On the reverse in pencil is written
"21st Ohio" but serious doubt whether this could be
. Hard to say whether this is a period ID but I have
now reason to doubt it due to the uniforms and the
fact that the 21st Ohio was not a mounted infantry
regiment. The back round is a bit washed out but
looks to be a possible camp in the hills behind
(actually appears to be makeshift horse stables). Not
the best of condition but content is killer!
UNMOUNTED (BUT MATTED) ALBUMEN -
CIVIL WAR CAMP - Larger albumen image
(approx. 6 3/4" x 12" mounted on mat board 8 7/8"
x 14" and an opening 4 1/2" x 9 3/4") Scene is that
of a Civil War camp, many tents set up in several
locations and what looks to be a fort with cannon
against the tree line (may also be an ammunition
bunker). Image is badly wrinkled, has a dark contrast
and is missing a portion of the top right corner (not
visible with the mat - only under as the 'Additional
Images" shows. It is held in with corner mounts.
Close up views show decent clarity.
CDV - 13TH MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY - TWICE WOUNDED -
Image of Lt. Joseph C. Colburn Company E, 13th Mass. Inf. Colburn
enlisted in July, 1861, was wounded in action on August 30, 1862 during
the battle of Second Manassas (Bull Run), promoted to Captain, was
discharged for promotion as Major in the 59th Mass. Inf in October, 1863,
was again wounded on June 17, 1864 at Petersburg and discharged for
disability as Colonel on April, 28, 1865. While in those heavily engaged
units he went through the battles of Bolivar Heights, WV, 2nd Bull Run,
Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness,
Spotsylvania Court House, North Anna River, Cold Harbor, Petersburg as
well as others. Carte has a nice period ink ID on the bottom front but image
itself has a very light contrast.
EARLY STEREO VIEW - GETTYSBURG - SOLDIER'S
NATIONAL MONUMENT (CEMETERY) - Image taken
by H. Frank Biddle, Shippensburg, Pa. of the Soldier's
National Monument in the Gettysburg National Cemetery.
This monument, dedicated in 1869 was very close to
where Lincoln was standing during the dedication of the
cemetery. Card in good condition.
CDV - CONFEDERATE GENERAL RICHARD EWELL - WOUNDED -
2ND BULL RUN - Image of Confederate Major General Richard S. Ewell
with an E.&HT Anthony back mark. Ewell succeeded Stonewall Jackson in
charge of the 2nd Corps from Gettysburg to Spotsylvania, was wounded and
lost a leg at 2nd Manassas, captured at Sayler's Creek. He was eventually in
charge of the Richmond defenses late in the War. Carte is in good condition
but has a cut in the albumen paper on the top right corner. The lighting
makes it look like the corner is missing but in life there is no difference in
the coloring on either side of the cut.
CDV - CONFEDERATE GENERAL FITZHUGH LEE - WOUNDED - PRE
WAR INDIAN FIGHT - Image of Confederate Major General Fitzhugh Lee
with an E.&HT Anthony back mark. Lee graduated from West Point in
1856, was wounded in a pre-War frontier Indian fight, Lee was on staff of
Joseph E. Johnston, Lt. Col. of the 1st Virginia Cavalry at the start of the
War, became Lt. General after the Peninsular Campaign and Major
General in August, 1863. After the War he was elected Governor of Virginia
in 1885. Carte is dated 1862 on front and is identified in red period ink also
on the front.
CDV - 11TH MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY - DOW GROVETON - Image of
Captain Benjamin Stone, 11th Massachusetts Infantry - no photographer's
back mark. Stone enlisted in June, 1861 as Captain of Company K in the 11th
Infantry. He was severely wounded in the leg at Groveton (Second Manassas)
on August 29, 1862, having it amputated and died of his wounds in
Washington, DC on September 10, 1862. Image is nice and clear of Stone
seated cradling his sword. It is inscribed in period ink on the bottom 'Benjamin
Stone, Jr. / Blandensburg, Md Sept. 1st, 1861'. Carte is in very good condition.
CDV - GENERAL GEORGE H. THOMAS - Image of Thomas, the 'Rock of
Chickamauga', considered one of the three most influential Union Generals in
the War. Thomas was awarded for bravery during the Mexican War. When
getting transferred to the western theatre he defeated the Confederates at Mill
Springs, KY., participated in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Perrysville, Stones
River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge and on and on. Carte
has the photographer's back mark of E. & H.T. Anthony and has been slightly
trimmed on the bottom, otherwise in good condition.
CDV - GENERAL ROBERT C. SCHENCK - Before the War Schenck was
politically involved with four terms in Congress and Minister to Brazil. He
participated as a Brigadier General at First and Second Manassas (where he
was wounded). He was then made Major General and was placed in command
the Middle Department and Eigth Corps in Baltimore. He retired from the
military in December of 1863 to return to Congress. Anthony image from
Brady's negative - very nice image.
CDV - POSSIBLE 13TH PA. BUCKTAIL - GENERAL PORTER'S
HEADQUARTERS 'LAFAYETTE' ALONG THE YORK RIVER - 2
BLACKS IN PHOTO - BRADY - This is from the Brady Album
Gallery (No. 370) Headquarters Lafayette - Headquarters Gen'l
Porter - Farnhold's House and York River in Distance. Image was
Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1862. Interesting
view with the (nearly falling down) house in the foreground and the
camp in the backround. There is a distinct possibility that the soldier
directly above 'Gibson' in the caption below could be a 13th
Pennsylvania Reserve Rifles (Bucktail). They were with Porter in
1862 when Porter's Division of the Third Corps was combined with
Sykes US Regulars into the 5th Corps. The soldier mentioned in the
photo, standing next to the Cavalry soldier, is shown with a short
rifle - not quite short enough for a carbine, definitely not long
enough for a .58 caliber rifle. The 13th (later known as the 42nd
PA) was issued Sharps rifles in September, 1862. He also looks to
have either a bucktail or plume in his hat. Interesting image. The
gun could possibly be something brought from home also as he
looks to have a powder flask hanging from his jacket and the angle
from the frame into the stock seems to be a bit excessive for a
Sharps. Two blacks (not soldiers) are also shown in the image.
CDV - NAVY ENSIGN - Image of a Union Navy Ensign, unidentified and no
photographer's back mark. Sleeve insignia clearly shows rank of Ensign.
Contrast a bit light & has period ink spots along left side.
CDV - CONFEDERATE GENERAL FELIX ZOLLICOFFER - Photo
lithograph of Zollicoffer with E & HT Anthony (from Brady negative)
photographer's back mark. He was killed at the battle of Mill Springs (Logan's
Cross Roads), Kentucky on January 19, 1862 when fighting against General
George Thomas. Zollicoffer also served as a Senator from Tennessee before
the War. Image in fair condition and has paper aging along bottom edge and
small abrasion to the mount on top edge.
CDV - SIGNED COLONEL FLETCHER WEBSTER - 12TH MASS. INF. KIA
- Image of Colonel Fletcher Webster (son of Massachusetts Senator Daniel
Webster). On August 30, 1862 Webster was mortally wounded on Chinn Ridge
during the battle of Second Mannassas (Bull Run). Less than a month after
his death the 12th Massachusetts regiment would have the Union's highest
percentage casualty rate during the battle of Antietam. Image is signed on
reverse in Webster's hand 'Fletcher Webster, Col / 12th Mass Vols'. Image is in
very good condition but mount has been trimmed.
CDV - 13TH MASS. INF. & 3RD MASS. H.A. WIA WALTER BEAUMONT -
Image of Walter P. Beaumont who was in the 13th Mass. Inf. as a Corporal
and Sergeant from July, 1861 to August, 1863 then transferred for promotion
into the 3rd Mass. H.A., where he eventually rose to the rank of Captain. This
view was as a Corporal which would still place him in the 13th, when he was
wounded in action at 2nd Manassas. Carte has a Boston photographer's back
mark and is signed very lightly in pencil on the bottom of the reverse.
CDV - 25TH MASS. INF. - SGT. CHARLES HALL - Image of Charles Hall
who was in the 25th Mass. Inf. as a Sergeant in September, 1861. He was
promoted to 1st Sergeant in November, 1862. Hall was wounded on June 3,
1864 at Cold Harbor, Va., with a severe wound to the left arm which was
amputated and taken to Fairfax Seminary Hospital where he died of his
wounds on June 13, 1864. Carte has a Fitchburg, Mass. photographer's back
mark. Image shows a clear '25' on his kepi.
TINTYPE - THREE UNION BROTHERS (?) - Beautifully
clear and crisp tintype (1/6 plate) of three soldiers. The
information that came with it is that they were from the LaRue
family and they were supposed to be brothers. I've done limited
research on this to no avail. Good research project. Tintype has
a revenue stamp on the reverse which places it in the 1864-65
time frame. Case has a detached cover.
CDV - GENERAL GEORGE A. CUSTER AND WIFE LIBBY - K-32 - Image
of George Custer and Libby taken by Matthew Brady and has Brady's stamp on
obverse and reverse. Image was taken by Brady on February 15, 1864. Period
ink notation on reverse "Gen. Custer & Lady'. Contrast on back round is a bit
CDV - UNION CAVALRY - LEADERS AND RAIDERS - INCLUDES
GEORGE A. CUSTER - K-29 - Image of George Custer along with the other
Union Cavalry Generals. The image of Custer on this CDV was taken in the
February 15, 1864 Brady sitting. Carte was produced by E. & H.T. Anthony
who, for a good part used original Brady's.
CDV - GENERAL GEORGE A. CUSTER - K-33v - Image of George Custer
taken by Matthew Brady and has Brady's stamp on obverse and reverse. Image
was taken by Brady on the February 15, 1864 sitting. Reverse has glue residue
from being glued onto another surface.
CDV - GENERAL GEORGE A. CUSTER - K-29 - One of the more common
images of Custer taken by Matthew Brady and was produced by E. & H.T.
Anthony using Brady's plates. Image was taken by Brady on the February 15,
1864 sitting. Reverse has a period ink id 'General Caster' (sic) and on the
obverse 'Genl Caster' (sic). Some spotting on image.
STEREO VIEW - GETTYSBURG AMPUTATION
SCENE - From a series on the 'Sights and Scenes from
the Battlefield of Gettysburg'. Scene shows an
Amputation Tent with a patient on the table, surgeon
with knife in hand. Image is not in the best condition
and lacks great clarity in the image.
STEREO VIEW - GETTYSBURG ARTILLERY SCENE
- ROUND TOP - Stereo taken by W.H. Tipton of
Gettysburg showing a camp scene (obviously post
battle) of an Artillery Unit - with horses, wagons, tents
and soldiers. Card is dirty but a great image just after
STEREO VIEW - GRUESOME GETTYSBURG DEAD
SOLDIER- Stereo by Taylor and Huntington of one of
the more gruesome images you may see. This is not
one of the questionably staged photos. This poor soldier
was hit with an artillery round which ripped away a
good portion of his stomach area. His detached hand is
also shown several feet from the body. Very good
CABINET CARD - GENERAL WILLIAM T. SHERMAN - c -mid to
late 1880's cabinet photo of Sherman by C.M. Bell in Washington,
D.C. Sherman was probably best remembered for his 'March to the
Sea' through Georgia during the Civil War but in 1869 was made a
full General and Commander-in-Chief of the Army. Very good
CDV - 111TH PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY - Image of D. Hayes
Strickland of the 11th PA. Infantry. Addis, Washington, D.C. photographer.
Strickland enlisted in April, 1863 as an Assistant Surgeon and was promoted
to Surgeon in May, 1865. He was mustered out in July, 1865. During his
service the 111th fought in the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg,
Ringgold, GA, Resaca, GA, Dallas, GA, Kennesaw Mountain, Peach Tree
Creek, Atlanta as well as others. Very good condition.
CDV - GENERAL DANIEL BUTTERFIELD - Image of General Daniel
Butterfield - Anthony from Brady's negative. Butterfield rose quickly in the
ranks. Brigade Commander in the 5th Corps in 1861. He was wounded at
Gaines's Mill and later awarded the Medal of Honor for that action. He was
involved in 2nd Manassas, Antietam and was severely wounded at
CDV - NEW YORK ZOUAVE - NEW YORK FIRE ZOUAVES - Image
identified in period ink only as Johnson. NY photographer's back mark.
View of a Zouave in his entire outfit and under magnification shows him
wearing a M-1851 Eagle belt plate. Word with it is that is had a tag with
NYFZ. This could probably make it either the 11th NY (Ellsworth's
Zouaves) or the 73rd NY. Nice full shot image. Unfortunately there are
multiple 'Johnson's' listed in these regiments.
CDV - SAM HOUSTON - Image appears to have been taken from an
albumen as the oval mat phantom lines are visible. Photographer is
Fredericks of New York and the image has an 1861 date. Houston, of
course was the ultimate Texan. A Congressman and Governor of Tennessee,
he later became the first President of the Republic of Texas and later
Senator from Texas and was removed from that office for not supporting
CDV - 12TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY - Image of Corpoal Charles M.
Powell, Company E of the 12th Michigan Infantry. Powell enlisted in Niles,
Mi. in December, 1861 and re-enlisted in December, 1863. He was
promoted to Corporal in April, 1865 and mustered out in February 1866 at
Camden, Arkansas. CDV is a bit dirty looking but has a great period ink
inscription on reverse: 'Corp. C.M. Powell / Co. E 12th Mich / Vet Vol at /
Washington, Ark / Remember Me When / this you see / While far from
home / and far from the(e)'. Also has a De Vall's Bluff, Ark.
photographer's back mark.
CDV - U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY - Image identified as Charles William
Jarboe with photo taken at the U.S. Naval Academy. the Navy Register
shows Charles W. Jarboe as a Midshipman on 9/20/1864, Graduated June,
1868, Ensign 4/19/1869, Master 7/12/1870, Lieutenant 9/11/1873 and died
on 3/17/1880. Carte has been trimmed down, probably to fit in an album.
CABINET PHOTO OF SMITH HASTINGS - 5TH MICHIGAN
CAVALRY - MOH - Well known image of Smith Hastings produced
by a Denver, Colorado photographer (from a War time image).
Hastings moved to Colorado after the War. Hastings actually entered
the 1st Mich. Cav. as a Private and then was commiissioned into the
5th Michigan Cavalry (both regiments in Custer's Michigan Cavalry
Brigade) where he rose to the rank of Colonel in 1864. He was
wounded at Trevillion Station and was awarded the Medal of Honor
for his actions at Chester Gap, Va in 1863.
CDV - THREE SOLDIERS WITH WINE AND CIGARS - Three enlistedmen
look like they're celebrating something. Each has a cigar and the one on the
right is pouring a glass of wine (I presume). Candid shot, no photograher's
back mark but unfortunately there is a huge abrasion running down in
between the middle and right soldiers. While detracting from the image, the
abrasion stays enough away from the subjects to be able to still enjoy the
CDV - NEW YORK ENGINEER - Soldier standing with an Enfield rifle &
bayonet, cartridge box strap, eagle breast plate and waist belt with cap box
and scabbard. On his kepi there is an engineer's castle insignia. Rochester,
NY photographer's back mark with tax stamp - placing this shot in the late
War. Top corners trimmed.
TINTYPE - BLACK INDIAN WARS SOLDIER - 1/6 plate tintype black
soldier standing in Indian Wars 5 button sack coat. I can't tell you
enough how bad this image is - condition wise. It is very wrinkled, very
dark, it has been trimmed to a bit less than a full 1/6 plate but has no
issue what so ever staying behind the mat, has deep wrinkles on the finish
as can be seen in the close ups and is in a half case. I have some altered
images on the 'Additional Images' link that has it lighter so you can see
the actual image clearly and also the flaws. At the end of the day it still is
a black Indian Wars soldier.
CDV - 18TH MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY - KILLED AT SECOND
MANASSAS - Image of Capt. Charles W. Carroll of Company F, 18th Mass.
Infantry. Photographer is Addis of Washington, D.C. Carroll enlisted April
19, 1861 as a Lieutenant and promoted to Captain on October 29, 1861. He
was killed on August 30, 1862 at the battle of Second Bull Run (Manassas).
Before getting to Bull Run the regiment had participated in Gaines' Mill
and Malvern Hill. Has a light period pencil ID on reverse
TINTYPE - TWO MEN WEARING LIBERTY CAPS - 1/6 plate tintype of
two civilian men seated and each wearing a Liberty Cap. The caps have
stars and the word 'LIBERTY' across the base of the caps. There is no
case, just frame and patriotic mat. On the back of the frame (top folded
over section) is the date scratched in 'September 19, 1862'. Image is a bit
dark on the lower end. First I've had of this type of patriotic image. You
hear of the Liberty Caps but rarely see one - here's two!!
AMBROTYPE - SOLDIER WITH RIFLE & FIXED BAYONET - 1/4
plate ambrotype of full standing soldier in four button sack coat, rifle at
side with fixed bayonet. He wears his leather gear, belt with US plate and
cap box, cartridge box strap with eagle breast plate and wearing kepi. His
cheeks are lightly tinted. His body may have been moving a bit during the
photo as the accoutrement plates are blurred. Facial area is clear and a
bit dark near the bottom where the dark trousers don't show much
contrast against the dark carpet. Full case.
AMBROTYPE - 22nd MICHIGAN INFANTRY - Rare cdv sized
ambrotype in full case of Ellory Eggleston of Company B, 22nd
Michigan Infantry. Eggleston enlisted in the 22nd on August 9, 1862 at
Romeo, Michigan and died of disease in Lexington, Kentucky on
January 9, 1863. A tag with his name written in period ink is pasted
inside the front cover of the case.
AMBROTYPE - NEW HAMPSHIRE INFANTRY - 1/9 plate ambrotype
of what appears to be (with high magnification on the kepi) a Corporal
of Company C, 18th New Hampshire Infantry. Showing the kepi, it
clearly shows the Infantry insignia, the letter 'C' , 'NHV' and what looks
to be '18' inside insignia. Full case but loose repaired spine. Contrast a
CDV - 18TH MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY - KILLED AT SECOND
MANASSAS - Image of Sgt. Joseph E Simmons of Company E, 18th Mass.
Infantry. There is no photographer's back mark. Simmons enlisted May 23,
1861 as a 1st Sergeant and promoted to 1st Lieutenant on August 14, 1862
(of the 38th Massachusetts Infantry but never mustered). He was killed on
August 30, 1862 at the battle of Second Bull Run (Manassas). Before
getting to Bull Run the regiment had participated in Gaines' Mill and
Malvern Hill. Has a very nice period ink ID on the front "Joseph E.
Simmons / 1st Sergeant Co. E / 18th Mass. Regt"
CDV - 148TH NEW YORK INFANTRY - SURGEON - Image of Surgeon
Calvin H. Carpenter of the 148th New York Infantry. There is no
photographer's back mark. Carpenter enlisted September 9, 1862 and
promoted to Surgeon on August 14, 1863 and was mustered out on June 22,
1865. While he was in the 148th, the regiment had participated in
Yorktown, Drewry's Bluff, Cold Harbor, Bermuda Hundred, Petersburg,
Chafin's Farm, Fair Oaks and Appomattox Court House. Has a very nice
period ink ID on the front "Your Obt Sevt / C.H. Carpenter / Surgeon /
115TH OHIO INFANTRY PHOTO ALBUM - 21 Images - gem size tintypes
on CDV stock mounts. Of the 21 images, 19 are identified (18 in period ink
and 1 in pencil) on either the front or back of the mount. Most are
identified just with name but two of those include the regiment. Of those
that are identified every one enlisted in 1862 and those that survived the War
were mustered out in 1865. One soldier died of disease and another was
killed in the Sultana explosion on the Mississippi River, bringing back
Prisoners of War in 1865. All the cards have the photographer's id of ' Artist
/ Field / 112 W. 5th St. / Cincinnati'. The album itself is in good condition
and also has a blind embossed stamp inside the front cover of 'Andrew Price
/ Bookseller / Ohio' (can't quite make out the city). On the 'Additional
Images' link, all images are shown along with the best of the ID's. Some
images have condition issues (spider cracks). Regimental albums are getting
increasingly harder to find these days.
TINTYPE - TWO MUSICIAN SOLDIERS - 1/6 plate tintype showing two
seated soldiers with their instruments - one with a violin, the other with a
guitar. Line crossing the face of the violin player is not a scratch in the
tin surface - more of a mar. Unfortunately no identification. Case has
detached cover. Overall a very nice camp musician image.
CDV - MINNESOTA MASSACRE - LITTLE CROW - Image of Sioux Chief
and Leader of the 1862 massacre in Minnesota also known as the Dakota
War of 1862. Land treaties and the encroachment of settlers on their land
led to an uprising. Little Crow was one of the leaders of this retaliation but
retreated and escaped while 303 Dakotas were tried for the offense. Of those,
Lincoln pardoned 264 and the remaining 38 were hung at Fort Snelling,
Minnesota. The following year in 1863 Little Crow would be killed by
settlers who then scalped him and took his body in where it was mulilated by
other settlers. Beautiful condition, photo taken by St. Paul photographer
TINTYPE - 1864 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN - McCLELLAN - 1/16
plate tintype in a half case with a bust view of McClellan meant to
promote his Presidential aspirations. These small images were also meant
to be placed on ribbons, pins, etc. and worn on the clothing as well. This
one was placed in an image case. It was trimmed a tad short so it has a
small pad under it to prevent it from sliding around.
MOUNTED ALBUMEN OF THE RICHARDSON LIGHT
GUARD - Small albumen (approx 4 5/8" x 6 1/4" mount)
showing the Richardson Light Guard in 1862 at South
Reading, Mass. It has a period ink inscription on reverse
"Parade of the Richardson / Light Guard at South Reading /
Mass. in 1862 / H.D. Degen, Captain". The Richardson
Light Guard was designated as the 5th and 6th Regiment
Militia Infantry - both were 3 month regiments. Then Co. G
was designated as the 7th Independent Battery (for three
years). The 5th participated in the battle of 1st Bull Run,
The 6th, stationed in Baltimore for the riots. The records
state that it then became the 7th Ind. Battery but Henry H.
Degen was an officer in the 50th Massachusetts Infantry
from 1862-65 as 1st Lieut., and does not mention Captain.
Perhaps a bit more research can be done on this image.
Image is a bit dirty as can be seen.
ALBUMEN OF J.W. KITTLE - 15TH & 2ND IOWA INF. -
Albumen (approx. 6 1/2" x 8 1/8" mount) of Josiah W. Kittle
signed below image "J.W. Kittle". At the time this image was
taken he was enlisted in the 15th Iowa Infantry ('15' on his kepi)
where he served from Nov., 1861 to Nov., 1862. During that time
the regiment took part in the battles of Shiloh and Corinth. Prior
to his service in the 15th he was enlisted in the 2nd Iowa Infantry
where he resigned to take the promotion in the 15th. While in the
2nd that regiment took part in the battles of Russellville, Al,
Charlton Bridge, Mo., and Ironton, Mo.. The image is a tad light
and the mount has been stained from the frame mounting it was
CDV - CIVILIAN PATRIOTIC - Nice looking patriotic image of a husband
/ wife (?) standing in front of a massive draped flag. Photographer is J.W.
Black of Boston.
TINTYPE - SOLDIER LOOKING VERY RELAXED - 1/6 plate tintype in
case looking very laid back in his kepi, checkered shirt and suspenders.
Shirt has an ever so light red tinting on the checkered pattern as does his
cheeks. Case has detached cover.
STEREO VIEW - CONFEDERATE WOUNDED
PRISONERS AT GETTYSBURG - Stereo by Mumper
& Co. of Gettysburg. Image shows a large grouping of
Confederate wounded prisoners. Very good condition.
STEREO VIEW - GETTYSBURG - 2ND MAINE
BATTERY - Stereo is unsigned. Image shows a man
looking at a battery position which is ID'd on reverse as
Hall's 2nd Maine Battery. Very good condition.
AMBROTYPE - NAVY ENGINEER - 1/6 plate ambrotype in case with
patriotic mat. His hat insignia has the 1861 newly adopted cross of laurel
designating an Engineer. Image has gilt on insignia, hat band and
buttons, has a dark contrast and case has a repaired hinge.
AMBROTYPE - SOLDIER & FATHER (?) - 1/6 plate ambrotype in
case. Soldier only wearing military kepi with infantry insignia and has
a cigar in his mouth. His clothing is civilian. His father (?) sits beside
him wearing a nice suit and top hat. There is a problem with the
image as it has a large water (?) spot over most of the soldier's head
and chest. As you can see in the photos, straight on it is not so
noticable but at an angle it does become visible. Has full case.
TINTYPE - ARMED SOLDIER - 1/6 plate tintype in half case. He is
armed with what looks like a Colt pistol in his belt. His US plate, eagle
breast plate and cap box all clearly visible. Image is a tad dark and has a
halo around the outer edge.
CDV - GEORGE A. CUSTER - Image of G.A. Custer originally taken on
April 23, 1876, just several months prior to his death at Little Big Horn. As
well as dressed in his Indian Wars period uniform he is also wearing his
Army of the Potomac badge. Photographer is Howell in New York from the
original Mora. Period ink 'Gen. Custer' across the bottom not affecting the
image and also one small pin hole on the mount at top and another at
bottom as can be seen in the photos.
ALBUMEN IMAGES OF LINCOLN'S SPRINGFIELD,
ILLINOIS C-1858 - Six mounted albumen images (c-1858)
of Springfield, Illinois showing not only the Old State
Capitol Building, but different sides of the Main Square in
the middle of town. Lincoln's Law Office is located at the
end of the block on one of these images (though no sign,
etc., is visible). Looking at modern day images of the square
certain buildings are still discernible. Each albumen on
mount is approximately 5 3/8" x 7 3/8" with rounded
corners. It looks like they had, at one time been glued in a
book or on a display board. They are as seen in photos with
some with lighter contrast than others
CDV - 76TH NEW YORK INFANTRY - WIA GROVETON - ARM IN A
SLING - Image of Capt. Charles L. Watrous of Company D, 76th New York
Infantry more than likely taken after his being wounded at the battle of
Groveton (2nd Bull Run) on Aug. 29, 1862 as he is shown wearing a cape
and his arm in a sling. On the table next to him his hat is clearly shown
with the regimental numbers '76'. He was discharged due to wounds
received on December 19, 1862. Signed on reverse in period pencil 'Chas. L.
Watrous / Freetown / N.Y.'. Warrenton, Gainesville and 2nd Bull Run were
all fought when Watrous was in the seventy-sixth. Brady, NY photographer.
TINTYPE - SOLDIER SEATED WEARING GREAT COAT - 1/9 plate
tintype of soldier seated with arm on table wearing a great coat and kepi.
Coat is lightly tinted which looks like more of a reddish tint. Scratch on
the far left edge near mat, otherwise good condition. Case is complete but
cover is detached.
MOUNTED PHOTO - WASHINGTON'S TOMB - Mounted
image approx. 6 3/8" x 8 3/8" (mount size) circa late 1800's,
showing men standing in front of George Washington's
tomb in Mount Vernon, Va. Hard to tell but the black man
to the right appears to be wearing a uniform under his coat
and there's a badge of some sort on the front of it.
MOUNTED PHOTO - LEE'S MANSION IN ARLINGTON -
Mounted image approx. 6 3/8" x 8 3/8" (mount size) circa
late 1800's, showing men standing along side the columns
of the mansion. There are some small abrasion spotting
between the middle two columns otherwise good condition.
MOUNTED PHOTO - ALEXANDRIA - CONFEDERATE
STATUE - Mounted image approx. 6 3/8" x 8 3/8" (mount
size) circa late 1800's, showing men standing with the statue
dedicated to the Confederate dead of the War on Kings Street
in Alexandria, Virginia.
CDV - TWO MUSICIANS - c-1870-80's - LIKELY MILITIA - Image of two
musicians with a Norristown, Pa., photographer's back mark. The seated
subject appears to be wearing the later style of the M-1851 US belt plate but
the two look to be likely Pennsylvania Militia. Using a high power glass
there is one button that shows a resemblance to a New York button but not
clear enough to positively identify. Very good condition.
AMBROTYPE SERGEANT - 1/6 plate - full case - Image of seated
Sergeant with buttons gilted and lightly tinted trousers. Greenish tinted
stripe down the side of his trousers, could be faded and discolored blue or
yellow. Image is not clear and crisp but somewhat blurry.
AMBROTYPE SOLDIER IN M-1839 LEATHER GEAR - 1/6 plate - half
case - Image of seated soldier, likely state militia with lightly tinted
epaulettes, wearing kepi and a full compliment of M-1839 white leather
gear including the small M-1839 Rifleman's belt plate. Cartridge box belt
also in white leather with the eagle breast plate. Eagle plate and uniform
buttons are gilted. Nice subject matter but has issues such as the halo
along mat edge and scratching on the image as can be seen on
'Additional Images' link.
PARTIALLY IDENTIFIED SOLDIER - POST - CDV of a soldier wearing
shell jacket (with gloves tucked in front ?). Name on front in pencil 'Post'
and same on back in period ink. Has a Washington, DC back mark.
GENERAL SHALER'S ASSAULT ON MARYE'S HEIGHTS - CDV
rendering of General Alexander Shaler's assault on Marye's Heights at the
second battle of Fredericksburg on May 3, 1863 for which he was awarded
the Medal of Honor. On the front below the scene is, in pencil 'Brig. Gen.
Shaler / Mary's Heights'. Good condition.
RHODE ISLAND UNITED TRAIN OF ARTILLERY - 16
16 images - 15 identified - This took a bit of investigation
but was able to pin them down by portions of the buttons
and belt plates. These are c-1870's-1880's images, 15 cdv's
that are identified by last name and one cabinet photo
with 4 members posed nicely with rifles. Providence, R.I.
photographer. All in great condition.
4TH AND 27TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY - Image of Isaac M. Chase who
started in the 4th Michigan Infantry in June, 1861 and discharged for
disability in January, 1862. In December, 1863 re enlisted in the 27th
Michigan Infantry and was mustered out in June, 1865. He was in the 4th
during the engagements of First Bull Run, Falls Church and Camp Union.
While in the 27th the engagements included Wilderness, Spotsylvania C.H.,
North Anna River, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Weldon Railroad, Peebles
Farm among others. CDV is in bad condition but has nice period ink ID.
UNMOUNTED ALBUMEN - GENERAL ALFRED PLEASONTON
- Actual print size approx. 3 3/4" x 4" hinge mounted on mat as
seen in 'Additional Images'. This is an Alexander Gardner photo
taken by Timothy O'Sullivan in October, 1863 in Warrenton, Va..
Interesting note on this photo is that General Custer was waiting in
the wings for another shot with Pleasonton & Custer.. Image is in
very good condition.
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CDV - YOUNG BOY WITH DRUM - Image of a very young boy with his
drum on abnormally thick mount. There is a kepi sitting on the table next
to him but would doubt he was a drummer boy in a military unit. Troy, NY
photographer's mark. A bit out of focus near the bottom.
AMBROTYPE - SOLDIER IN GREAT COAT & KEPI - 1/6 plate -
nice and clear, great coat has a light blue tint, full case. Great
condition, just a bit of scratching at the top along the mat.
CDV - GEN. GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER - Beautiful image of
Custer taken by Peck Brothers in New Haven, Connecticut from the original
that was taken by Goldin of Washington, DC in May, 1865. Near flawless
CDV - 4TH MICHIGAN CAVALRY - Image of Charles Moorland of the 4th
Michigan cavalry. Moorland enlisted in August, 1862 and mustered out in
July, 1865. The image is ID'd in period ink on both front and back. Image
is a bit dirty but nice ID. Along with the capture of Jeff Davis, the 4th took
part in many battles including Murfreesboro, Stones River, Nashville,
Chickamauga, Dallas, Kennesaw Mountain and Lovejoy Station.
TINTYPE 7TH RHODE ISLAND INF. - Image of Francis Munroe of the
7th Rhode Island Infantry. Image is a thumbnail tintype in a cdv mount.
The photographer is from Cincinnati, Ohio. I had a number of these that
came together, same photographer, same format, all from different states.
Most I could trace back as going into the VRC and all stationed at Camp
Chase. I assume the same is true with this one though I couldn't trace it. He
did go into the VRC in 1864. The 7th R.I. Vols were very active and took a
terrible toll at Frederickburg.