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ALBUMEN OF PINE RIDGE - BLOODY POCKET -
DREXEL MISSION - WOUNDED KNEE
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8-1/2") mount - photo of two Lacota Sioux sitting in
the Bloody Pocket Pass. Photo has period ink ID on
bottom "Enterense (sic) to upper end of "Bloody
Pocket" Pine Ridge Reseveation (sic) S.D. 1891".
On reverse in period ink is "View No. 7" and very
lightly in pencil "upper entrance to / Bloody
Pocket". This site was the continuation of the
Wounded Knee Campaign ending in the year 1891.
Fantastic image of an extremely important Indian
War battle - actually this battle of Bloody Pocket,
a.k.a. The Drexel Mission Fight was considered the
last battle of the Indian Wars. Image has some light
soiling and smudges and a few areas where a liquid
had contacted the surface. All of which I would
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CDV - GENERAL JOHN A. DIX WITH AUTOGRAPH - This appears to be
a Prang CDV (low grade period engraving) trimmed at the top but has an
authentic Dix authograph pasted across the bottom. General Dix was born
in 1798 and at the age of 14 fought in the 1812 Battle of Lundy's Lane. He
coined the phrase "If anyone attempts to haul down the American flag,
shoot him on the spot". This would later be found on Civil War tokens.
He was made Maj. General of Volunteers of which his most significant
contribution during the War was suppressing the NY Draft Riots in 1863.
CDV - MONTREAL ICE FLOW - 1867 - Ice flow on the St.
Lawrence River at Montreal in 1867. Scene shows a crowd of
men (and a dog) out on one of the flow ice mounds.
Photographer is Notman of Montreal 'Photographer to the
Queen'.
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CDV - 1860'S IMAGE OF THE CATHEDRAL OF NOTRE DAME -
Beautiful shot of one of the most famous cathedrals in the world in Paris,
France. No photographers backmark. Only very light soiling. Horse and
carraige in front of the entrance.
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CDV - GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT - Civil War period image of
Winfield Scott. At the beginning of the War he was supreme commander
of the Union forces. He had fought in the War of 1812 and Mexican War.
Contrast is light.
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CDV - GENERAL PHILIP HENRY SHERIDAN - E. & H.T. Anthony image
of Sheridan. Image has several light stains, general smudges and has
worn corners in mount. He was Colonel of the 2nd Michigan Cavalry and
rose to Major General in the Army of the Potomac. He commanded troops
at the battles of: Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary
Ridge, Chattanooga, then went east with Grant and fought in the battles
with the Army of the Potomac. Carte is in good condition.
CDV - GRANT AND THE GENERALS OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
- E. & H.T. Anthony image of this group. Image has some minor staining.
The Generals shown are Meade, Hancock, Smith, Wright, Warren and
Burnside. Carte is in good condition.
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CDV - CONFEDERATE LT. GENERAL RICHARD S. EWELL - E. & H.T.
Anthony Photographers backmark - Commanded the Second Corps of the
Army of Northern Virginia and was in most every major conflict that
Army participated in but missed those between Second Manassas and
Chancellorsville as he was wounded in the Battle of Groveton (Second
Manassas campaign) and had his leg amputated below the knee. He was
criticized for actions at Gettysburg. Carte is in good condition with some
period ink scratchings on reverse side.
CDV - MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE GORDON MEADE - No
photographers backmark. Fought in the Mexican War, commanded the
Union forces at Gettysburg and later under U.S. Grant in the eastern
campaigns. Carte is in good condition with light contrast.
CDV - BRIGADIER GENERAL AMBROSE E. BURNSIDE - D. Appleton
Photographers backmark - Served in the Mexican War, commanded the
1st Rhode Island Infantry at the start of the Civil War, when McClellan
hesitated to fight after Antietam, Burnside was given command of the
Army of the Potomac but after Fredericksburg, lost the job to Gen.
Hooker. He was a three time Governor of Rhode Island and Senator.
Carte has smudge in upper left side that appears to be in the image,
otherwise in good condition.
CDV - BRIGADIER GENERAL AMBROSE E. BURNSIDE - D. Appleton
Photographers backmark - Served in the Mexican War, commanded the
1st Rhode Island Infantry at the start of the Civil War, when McClellan
hesitated to fight after Antietam, Burnside was given command of the
Army of the Potomac but after Fredericksburg, lost the job to Gen.
Hooker. He was a three time Governor of Rhode Island and Senator.
Carte has ID in period ink below image and several small pin holes on
upper margine, otherwise in good condition.
CDV - MAJOR GENERAL AMBROSE E. BURNSIDE - D. Fredericks
Photographer backmark - Served in the Mexican War, commanded the
1st Rhode Island Infantry at the start of the Civil War, when McClellan
hesitated to fight after Antietam, Burnside was given command of the
Army of the Potomac but after Fredericksburg, lost the job to Gen.
Hooker. He was a three time Governor of Rhode Island and Senator.
Carte has two top corners clipped and some spotting but otherwise in good
condition.
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CDV - MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE B. McCLELLAN - Charles D.
Fredricks & Co. Photographers backmark - As is printed on the obverse,
this image was taken in 1861. He was given the command of the Army of
the Potomac shortly after the Battle of 1st Bull Run and was removed
from that position when he failed to pursue Lee after the Battle of
Antietam in September of 1862. He ran for President in the election of
1864 but failed miserably to get the majority of the vote from the soldiers
of his old command. Carte has some rounded edges but overall in good
condition.
CDV - 93rd NEW YORK INFANTRY - PHILO R. TAYLOR - R.W. Addis
Photographers backmark - ID'd in light pencil on reverse. Taylor enlisted
on 11/3/61 and was mustered into Co. B on 12/19/61. He was discharged on
12/19/64. The 93rd was in the Army of the Potomac and fought in most of
the larger battles. The CDV has been trimmed on the lower corners and
has a small tear in the albumen paper in the upper left corner. Otherwise
in good condition.
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V.M.I. CADET - CLASS OF 1885 - CABINET PHOTO- Large 4"x 8"
cabinet photo of VMI cadet Robert E. Withers. Withers is listed in the
roster of VMI cadets in the Class of 1885. Image is ID'd on reverse in
ink. M. Miley - Lexington, Va. Photographer. Image has condition issues
with staining and rough, worn edges.
DURING AND AFTER THE WAR PHOTOGRAPHS OF LT.
COL. ALBERT H. BROWN - 96TH OHIO INFANTRY
- Marion,
Oh photographer. Brown signed the reverse and dated the
photos of 1862 and 1895. Unfortunately the card has some issues
of light contrast, two chipped corners and one cracked corner.
DURING AND AFTER THE WAR PHOTOGRAPHS - Two photos
on heavy cabinet card stock, one of an unknown soldier during
the war in uniform and the second taken long after the War.
The back of the card has the dates of 1862 and 1901. Card is in
good condition but has chipped corners.
STEREO VIEW - THE LINCOLN TOMB IN
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS
- 1877 dated stereo view of
the memorial which eventually became the tomb. J.
Pittman, Springfield, Illinois Photographer. Card is in
good condition but does have worn en=dges and expected
wear.
STEREO VIEW OF THE FAMOUS JOHN ROGERS
STATUE
- Famous Civil War sculpture John Rogers
Statue of Lincoln, Stanton and Grant. These statues
were made during the War and sold for the home. Card
is in good condition.
STEREO VIEW OF LINCOLN STATUE IN
WASHINGTON
- Underwood and Underwood stereo
view of the Lincoln Statue in Lincoln Park,
Washington, D.C. Card is in good condition with
expected wear, image has a light contrast.
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CDV - 8TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY - Photo of Ransom D. Osborn, Co. A, 8th
Michigan Infantry (and also a short two month attachment to the 20th
Michigan Infantry). He enlisted on August 7, 1861 at Flint, Mi and mustered
out on September 27, 1864. Osborn was wounded at Spotsylvania Court House.
The ID is written in period ink on the front and the view is rather interesting
as Osborn is wearing a scarf around his neck. Perhaps it was a gift sent from
home and the image was meant for the sender back home.
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CDV - INTERESTING IMAGE OF SOLDIER WITH JAW BRACE -
Photographers backmark of E. Balch in New York, this is something I have
not seen before, a soldier with a jaw brace on. Assume it is from some kind of
wound or injury. Good condition but has worn edges and typical age wear.
CDV - 12TH INDIANA INFANTRY - CAPT. SAMUEL BOUGHTER-
Photographers backmark of E.G. Burgess in Warsaw, Indiana. Very light
period ink ID on reverse. Image shows Boughter seated wearing kepi with '12'
on front. Enlisted in May, 1862 as 1st Lieut., promoted to Capt. in August,
1862 and Major in May, 1865. He mustered out in June, 1865. Good condition
but has worn edges, uneven mounting and typical age wear.
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CDV - 20TH MASSACHUSETTS - GEORGE H. PACKWOOD- Whipple
Photographer, Boston. Tax stamp on reverse. Bust view of Packwood as a 2nd
Lieut. ID'd from another image on Civil War Data Base. Enlisted on
12/20/1864 as a Second Lieutenant and was mustered out on 7/28/1865. Image
is in very good condition with typical scuffs, etc.
TINTYPE IN CDV MOUNT - 18TH ILLINOIS INF. - GEORGE PHILIPS -
Downs & Co. Photographer. Tax stamp on reverse. Bust view of Philips with a
period ink ID on the front. Not much is listed for Philips. He enlisted into
Company H on 6/30/1861 but after that there is no known Muster Out date or
a possible known casualty. Image is in very good condition and quite clear. US
belt plate is showing.
CDV - 14TH IOWA INFANTRY - JOHN BRADEN - No Photographer's
Backmark. Bust view of Braden as a Sergeant. ID'd in period ink lightly on
the front. Enlisted on 11/11/1862 as a Sergeant . He was wounded on 9/29/1864
at Leesburg, Mo and died of his wounds on 10/31/1864. While in, the regiment
fought at Pleasant Hill, La., Bayou De Glaize, La., Tupelo, Ms., Pilot Knob, Mo.
and Leesburg, Mo. CDV has scuffs, trimmed corners and small amount of
albumen paper loss.
CDV - 15TH NEW HAMPSHIRE INFANTRY - CAPT. WILLIAM GORDON-
Appleton Photographer, New York. Full length view of Gordon. ID'd from
another image on Civil War Data Base which looks like it may have come
from the unit history. Enlisted on 10/2/1862 and was mustered out on
8/13/1863. Image is in very good condition, has light stain on top border. While
in, the regiment was engaged at Port Hudson and Baton Rouge.
2 IMAGES - 8TH MAINE INFANTRY - ALFRED P. VICKERY -
Kildore Photographer, Belfast, Maine on the CDV, No
Photographers mark on the mounted tintype but does have an
1863 patent on the card. Full length view on CDV, very clear  
head shot on the tintype. He enlisted on 9/7/1861 and re-enlisted
on 2/29/1864. He died on 7/4/1864 of wounds received at
Petersburg. Both ID'd in light period pencil on reverse. CDV has
typical scuffs and light soiling, card on tintype very clean.
CDV - 15TH ILLINOIS INF. - WESLEY W. JONES - No Photographer
backmark. Bust view of Jones with a period ink ID on the back with regiment.
He enlisted into Company B on 5/24/1861 as a Sergeant and worked his way up
to Captain, resigning on 7/31/1863. While in, the regiment fought at Shiloh,
Vicksburg, New Berne, NC, Metamora, Tn. and Champion Hill, Ms. CDV has
some scuffing and light soiling.
CDV - 15TH ILLINOIS INF. - WILLIS S. THOMPSON - Elmira, NY  
Photographer backmark (no doubt when he was in the VRC probably as a
guard at the Elmira Prison) and has tax stamp on reverse. Seated view of
Thompson with a very faint period pencil ID on the back with residence. He
enlisted on 5/24/1861, Mustered out on 5/24/1864. He had service in the VRC
after getting out of the 15th. While in, the regiment fought at Shiloh,
Vicksburg, New Berne, NC, Metamora, Tn. and Champion Hill, Ms. CDV has
some scuffing and soiling and has been lightly trimmed on the bottom.
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